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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 08, 2014 CDUSM Chris Atwater (336) 332-8700 or
SDUSM Mike Potter (336) 332-8704,
Middle District of North Carolina
Violent Offender Arrested in Winton-Salem, North Carolina by U.S. Marshals

Winston-Salem, NC – Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 PM, Rashad Jamal Saunders, a 24 year old, Black Male, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the Winston-Salem Police Department’s SWAT team. Saunders was wanted by the Winston-Salem Police Department for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill (three counts), Assault by Pointing a Gun (three counts), Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling/Moving Vehicle (one count), Going Armed to the Terror of the Public (one count). It is alleged that these charges stemmed from a May 4, 2014 shooting incident. Mr. Saunders was also served with an Order for Arrest for a Failure to Appear on a Possession of Marijuana charge.

Investigators conducted surveillance in the neighborhood of 804 Salem Crest Lane. The JFTF observed a male subject matching the description of Saunders outside the apartment complex. Mr. Saunders was positively identified and taken into custody at the doorway of the residence.

JFTF transported Saunders to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he received a $25,000 bond.
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, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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

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