Norfolk, VA – The United States
Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert W. Mathieson, announces
the capture of Charlie Abrams. Abrams was wanted out of the Northern
District of West Virginia for Failing to Register as a Convicted Sex
Offender. Abrams was previously convicted of Carnal Knowledge of a victim,
13-15 years of age in Norfolk, VA.
Information was developed that Abrams may have fled to the Hampton Roads
area, and could be residing at an address in the 4700 block of Lone Willow
Lane in Virginia Beach. Deputies in Norfolk and West Virginia worked closely
with each other to verify that information, and after many hours of
investigation and surveillance, Abrams was spotted. Deputies approached the
house, made entry and were able to take Abrams into custody without
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
America’s Oldest Federal Law