For Immediate Release
|February 03, 2012||
U.S. Marshal Robert ‘Bobby’ Mathieson,
Eastern District of Virginia (757) 963-5990
|Major Violent Drug Fugitive Captured|
Virginia Beach, VA – Earlier today,
information developed in collaboration between the U.S. Marshals’ Regional
Fugitive Task Force along with members of the DEA, Virginia State Police’s
Eastern Shore Drug Task Force and the Virginia Beach Police Department, led to
the safe capture of fugitive Johnathan Manwell Johnson. The fugitive was located
and arrested following an approximate 30 minute standoff with the posse of
Marshals. The arrest occurred at a residence in the area of Ferrell Parkway and
Pleasant Valley Road.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by U.S. Marshals than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.
The U.S. Marshals led Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest the “worst of the worst.” For more than 200 years United States Marshals have helped organized such posses to round up fugitives sought by law enforcement officials. In the 21st century these units are called "fugitive task forces
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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