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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 14, 2013 SDUSM Mike Potter, Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 332-8704
U.S. Marshals Arrest Barricaded Subject

Durham, NC – This afternoon at approximately 12:30 pm, Xavier Alanson Bell, a 30 year old, Black Male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and Durham Police Department. Bell was wanted by the Butner Department of Public Safety for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. These charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on April 22, 2013 in an internet sweepstakes business.

During early morning surveillance, Bell walked out onto the front porch of the residence and was positively identified by members of the JFTF. Approximately 10:00 am, JFTF approached the residence and Bell barricaded himself into the upstairs attic. Bell kept law enforcement at bay for 2.5 hours, before surrendering to the JFTF. Bell was taken into custody at the residence of 720 Liberty Street.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole Division and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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

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