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September 14, 2012 Eastern District of Virginia (703) 837-5558
Newport News Murder Suspect Arrested

Newport News, VA – U.S. Marshal Bobby Mathieson announces the capture of Tyrek Allen. Allen was wanted by Newport News Police Department and the City of Hampton on July 22 charges regarding two shootings which left one man dead and one injured. The multiple warrants on this suspect were entrusted to the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

The suspect was arrested last night after a tip was given on Crime Line. Investigation on the tip led to the police deployment of a tactical team, consisting of the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Hampton Police Division and Newport News Police Department, to an apartment in the one hundred block of Traverse Road at 7:50 p.m. Officers on scene ordered the alleged murderer to come out of the apartment. At approximately 8 p.m., Allen surrendered to law enforcement without incident before the tactical unit could assemble.

Allen was also wanted by the Newport News Police Department since Feb. 21 for his involvement in a triple shooting. Allen’s warrants include murder, three counts of malicious wounding and four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His accomplice, Floyd Taybron who is wanted on City of Hampton charges, remains at large.

Newport News police request that anyone with information call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. Information may also be sent by text message to nocrime@nngov.com. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested more than 36,200 federal fugitives and 86,400 state and local fugitives in fiscal year 2011.

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

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