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.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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