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For Immediate Release

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February 19, 2014 Timothy Alley, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757)963-5989
U.S. Marshals Arrest Alleged Murderer

Norfolk, VA – The United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert W. Mathieson, announces the capture of Jeffrey Jennings. On June 29, 2013, warrants were issued by the City of Suffolk, VA for Jeffrey Jennings for homicide, possession with intent to distribute, and weapons charges related to the homicide. It is alleged that Jennings and another individual were involved in some sort of an argument. Investigators believe that the situation calmed, but then it is alleged that Jennings tracked down this other individual and shot him in the back of the head. Investigators believe that Jennings then stood over the body and fired more shots, at point blank range.

The Suffolk Police Department and the United States Marshals Service Task Force in Norfolk, VA worked closely together and developed information that Jennings may have fled the area and was residing in Nashville, TN. Deputy United States Marshals in Nashville assigned to the Middle Tennessee Fugitive Task Force were provided information to assist with the investigation. Jennings was able to elude capture until yesterday morning, when Deputy US Marshals in Nashville, TN were able to identify and arrest Mr. Jennings without incident. Jennings is currently being housed in Nashville, TN 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.

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

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