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May 02, 2011 DUSM M. Durig, Western District of Virginia (540) 857-2345
U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Subject That Escaped Detention Center in Maryland

CARFTF logoBedford, VA – A fugitive from Maryland wanted for Prison Escape, Personal Recognizance Bail Violation for one kilo or more of Phencyclidine and five grams or more of Cocaine and the Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF-Roanoke).
 
Deandre Kelly, 30, was wanted for the First Degree Escape from gunpoint at the Garrett County Detention Center in Maryland and the Marshals Service for the Bail Violation for Dangerous Drugs and the Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution. Kelly has been profiled on America’s Most Wanted and the U.S. Marshals Service was requested to provide assistance with locating and apprehending Kelly.

On May 02, 2011 at approximately 12:00 pm the United States Marshals Service out of the Western District of Virginia and the Bedford City Police Department developed information Kelly was in the area of the Raintree Apartments in Bedford, Virginia. CARFTF members from the Roanoke and Lynchburg offices, the Bedford City Police Department, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office surrounded two apartment buildings in that complex to locate the fugitive . After establishing a perimeter and conducting a sweep of the area Kelly was spotted lying down on the top landing of one of the buildings. Kelly was captured without incident and transported to Roanoke, Virginia for his initial appearance.

This was a great effort by all law enforcement agencies involved to get another violent offender off the streets. A joint investigative effort between the United States Marshals Service, the Bedford City Police Department, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office- K-9 Unit and the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office- K-9 Unit, resulted in the arrest of Kelly who had eluded capture on previous occasions.

The Western District of Virginia Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) is comprised of five offices and covers the Western portion of Virginia. The Roanoke Office of CARFTF is a team of the following Federal, State and Local agencies: Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Corrections, Roanoke City Police Department, Roanoke County Police Department, Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The Task Forces primary mission is to locate and capture fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders and other violent felony offenses. In 2010, U.S. Marshals led Regional Task Forces arrested more than 81,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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