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U.S. Marshals Service

Eastern District of Virginia - News Releases

  • September 18, 2018 - U.S. Marshals and the Norfolk Police Department are looking for two robbery suspects who may be together. Antonio Reginald Fort, 18, is wanted for robbing a restaurant delivery driver at gunpoint on August 30th in the 4800 block of Hampton Boulevard. Tarrell Jaquon Luster, 18, is wanted for a robbery that occurred at a residence on August 28th in the 3800 block of Colley Avenue.
  • June 11, 2018 - The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond arrested a woman who is wanted for murder and numerous robberies in Sonoma County, California. Amber Hembree, nicknamed ‘Skittles’, was one of five alledged Crips gang members who robbed then shot and killed their victim in Santa Rosa, California. Hembree then fled the state of California to avoid arrest.
  • June 07, 2018 - The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received the Investigative Merit Award today at the 2018 Valor Awards. The award, presented by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, was in recognition for the work of the U.S. Marshals in tracking down violent offenders throughout 2017.
  • April 18, 2018 - U.S. Marshals and the Virginia Beach Fugitive Unit arrested today a man on the run from sex crimes in South Carolina. Chauncey Terikas Bradley, 35, had been on the run for two months. Bradley was charged with multiple counts of first, second, and third degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
  • April 17, 2018 - U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s assistance in tracking down an armed and dangerous gang member on the run from a murder charge. Thomas Nesmith, 24, fled to New York since the murder and may still be hiding in New York.
  • April 05, 2018 - On April 3rd, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond arrested a man who was wanted for numerous charges in Chesterfield, Virginia including Felonious Assault and Battery of a Police Officer. On March 23, Hollis Freeman was a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped by a Chesterfield Police Officer. Freeman was known by the officer but gave a false name. After exiting the vehicle Freeman assaulted the officer and fled on foot.
  • March 30, 2018 - Thanks to tips from the public generated by extensive media coverage, the U.S. Marshals arrested today in Jacksonville, Florida, a Virginia man wanted for a 2015 murder in Portsmouth, Virginia. Darryl Faine had been living under the alias “Carl Jones” for at least two years, working under-the-table jobs and bouncing between different residences, with acquaintances in Jacksonville knowing him as Carl Jones.
  • March 20, 2018 - U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Virginia man who has been on the run from murder charges for over two years. Darryl Reginald Faine, 54, is wanted for a 2015 murder that occurred in Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • March 16, 2018 - A two-time convicted sex offender on board a train bound for California had his flight from justice derailed by U.S. Marshals early today. William Hemphill (aka Andy), who turns 39 today, was arrested on an outstanding federal arrest warrant after three weeks on the run.
  • February 01, 2018 - Three weeks after a nationwide media campaign, a man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend and her father is in custody. Amos Jacob Arroyo had been on the run for six months before turning himself in to police in Texas late Wednesday.
  • June 09, 2017 - Police have charged and arrested the suspect from a recent deadly Ocean View shooting. Jamal Branch was captured in Portsmouth last night by U.S. Marshals along with the Norfolk and Portsmouth fugitive squads.
  • June 07, 2017 - Thanks to a Crime Line tip, a convicted sex offender on the run from new sexual assault charges has been arrested on the opposite side of the country. Daniel Arnold Nickerson was arrested by the U.S. Marshals in San Francisco last night near a homeless shelter he had been residing at.
  • May 12, 2017 - U.S. Marshals teamed up with the Norfolk fugitive squad, gang squad, and homicide division to capture three homicide suspects and take several firearms off the street this week. All three homicide suspects were taken into custody within 24 hours of their arrest warrants being issued.
  • April 26, 2017 - As Norfolk robbery suspect Lasrenzo Schmidt saw Marshals and Norfolk fugitive investigators coming to his front door in Newport News this morning, he thought he could get away by jumping off the second-story deck in back. Instead of hitting the ground running, Schmidt crash-landed just feet away from Marshals and Norfolk officers waiting below.
  • April 07, 2017 - U.S. Marshals and the Virginia State Police announce the arrest of 13 convicted felons, including 11 non-compliant sex offenders during “Operation Hook and Haul”, a three day operation in Henrico, Petersburg and Richmond City. “Hook and Haul” ran from April 4th thru April 6th targeting the most dangerous criminals with a focus on violent sex offenders.
  • March 07, 2017 - The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking the public’s help in locating Torrain Johnson. Johnsas been wanted by the King George County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia since July 2009 for his failure to appear for court proceedings, stemming from felony drug charges of Possession of Controlled Sbstances and Possession with Intent to Manufacture Drugs.
  • February 27, 2017 - The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction.
  • January 25, 2017 - A Norfolk man wanted for murder has finally been captured after six months on the run. Ricardo "Cardo" Spencer was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Maryland yesterday.
  • January 19, 2017 - U.S. Marshals and the Norfolk and Virginia Beach fugitive units have captured Petersburg abduction suspect Kristopher Jones and located the black BMW. The Marshals in Norfolk worked around the clock with local law enforcement partners after being notified around midnight by the Marshals in Richmond that Jones may be in Hampton Roads.
  • January 17, 2017 - U.S. Marshals and Norfolk police have again brought a safe conclusion to a tense standoff. Philadelphia native Karl Howard was arrested at a house in Norfolk this afternoon after he tried fleeing through a back door, hiding, and then lying to avoid arrest. Howard was wanted in connection to a Philadelphia murder that occurred in September of last year. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice