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For Immediate Release

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December 23, 2013 SDUSM Mike Potter,
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8704
Vehicle Pursuit Ends With Violent Offenders Arrest

Greensboro, NC – Yesterday afternoon at 2:30 PM, James Dequan McDowell, a 21 year old, Black Male was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the Greensboro Police Department. McDowell had multiple warrants with the Winston-Salem Police Department for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, three Felony warrants for Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, three Misdemeanor warrants; two for Failure to Appear and one for an Assault of a Female.

McDowell eluded the investigators attempt to block the vehicle in and the vehicle fled the scene. After a brief vehicle pursuit, McDowell’s vehicle lost control and spun out hitting a concrete guardrail on westbound Interstate 40 at the South Elm-Eugene Street exit. McDowell fled on foot westbound in the eastbound lane and was arrested by Greensboro Police Officers. McDowell was transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center. Fatima Wall, 19, the driver of the vehicle was also arrested at the incident and cited for Careless and Reckless Driving, Driving too fast for the conditions, and for going 90 in a 55 mile per hour zone. Miss Wall was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

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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