Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal
for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert W. Mathieson, announces the
capture of Jeffrey Martin. Mr. Martin was wanted out of Montgomery, AL for
failure to appear on a charge of 1st degree robbery.
Mr. Martin was suspected of robbery in 1990, and was actually arrested on
that charge. Martin was able to make bond, but then disappeared. For the
next 23 years Martin was able to elude capture by constantly moving across
the county. Mr. Martin has previously been profiled on Crime Stoppers in
Montgomery, which led to numerous tips to his whereabouts. Thanks to one of
those tips, Mr. Martin’s time as a fugitive ended this morning when he was
arrested by U.S. Marshals in Norfolk, without incident. Mr. Martin is
currently in custody in Norfolk, VA awaiting extradition back to Alabama to
The U.S. Marshals led task force consists of law enforcement officers from
the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department, Newport News Police
Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The
main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders
with outstanding federal and state warrants.
The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency,
arrested more than 36,000 federal fugitives, 86,700 state and local
fugitives, and 11,800 sex offenders in fiscal year 2013. Our investigative
network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend
any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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