Pair of fugitives featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted arrested

Posted at 1:42 PM, Sep 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 13:42:49-04

WEST MICHIGAN – The U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force has announced the arrest of a pair of fugitives recently featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted.

On Labor Day, Ronald Jerome Ward, 32, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals Task Force Officers in Kern County, California.  Federal authorities say he was using an alias of “Ed Ward” to avoid the law.  Details of the arrest weren’t immediately disclosed.

Ward was wanted for violating his parole in late June after serving time for the unlawful use of a motor vehicle in Newaygo County and unarmed robbery in Kent County.

Federal authorities say Ward was also wanted out of Chattanooga, Tennessee for aggravated robbery.  The warrant out of Tennessee for Ward’s arrest was just issued last week.

Vonte Shaw, 22, was arrested by Kentwood Police on September 3 after responding to a domestic violence incident.

Shaw violated the conditions of his parole in April 2015 after serving time for lying to police during a violent crime investigation.  He also has a felony weapons conviction on his record, along with larceny from a building and a drug conviction.