Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal
for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert W. Mathieson, announces the
capture of Richard “Andy” Barnett. Mr. Barnett was wanted out of Norfolk, VA
for taking indecent liberties with a child, animate object sexual
penetration of a child and aggravated sexual battery of a victim under 13
Years of Age.
Late yesterday afternoon US Marshals from the Pacific Southwest Regional
Fugitive Task Force in Long Beach, CA arrested Mr. Barnett after an
exhaustive investigation. Information developed by deputies in Norfolk
tracked Mr. Barnett who was arrested without incident. Mr. Barnett is
alleged to have committed the aforementioned offenses sometime in 2008-2010.
Mr. Barnett is currently being housed at the Long Beach City Jail awaiting
extradition back to Virginia.
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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