U.S. Marshals Arrest 15 Most Wanted New York
City Murder Suspect in Bridgeport
Andre Neverson is Wanted for Two
Murders, Parole Violation, Illegal Entry into U.S.
Washington, D.C. - U.S.
Marshals in Bridgeport, Connecticut, have arrested a 15 Most Wanted fugitive
wanted in New York for the 2002 murder of his sister and an ex-girlfriend, as
well as for parole violation and illegal entry into the United States.
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Andre Neverson, 54, is a Trinidad and Tobago native who was added to the U.S.
Marshals’ "15 Most Wanted" fugitives list in February 2004.
approximately 3:45 p.m. today, U.S. Marshals from the Connecticut Violent
Fugitive Task Force, along with members of the Bridgeport Police Department,
arrested Neverson in the 600 Block of Ogden Street in Bridgeport. After
developing information that Neverson was hiding in a house there, U.S. Marshals
established surveillance and spotted Neverson as he exited the home. A short
time later Neverson was taken into custody and will await transfer to New York
On July 8, 2002, Neverson allegedly murdered his sister by
shooting her in the head and stomach. He allegedly abducted a former girlfriend
the next day. The woman was found dead two days later with a mortal wound to the
head. At the time of both murders, he was paroled by the state of New York for
attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree and criminal
possession of a firearm.
On Nov. 6, 2002, the fugitive, armed with a
handgun, allegedly entered the home of another ex-girlfriend in an attempt to
visit his daughter. The woman's brother interrupted the unannounced visit, and
Neverson fled with no further incident. The New York City Police Department
searched the area for the felon, but never located him. The U.S. Marshals
adopted the case in 2004
“The United States Marshals Service is extremely
pleased to have a violent criminal, who murdered two women in New York, off the
streets of Connecticut after 16 years on the run,” said U.S. Marshal Brian
Taylor, District of Connecticut.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the
nation's oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest
more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants
than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. Last year, U.S.
Marshals cleared 36,304 federal fugitive warrants and cleared an additional
32,759 state and local fugitive warrants through USMS co-operative task forces.
The Violent Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers
led by U.S. Marshals from the District of Connecticut. The task force’s
objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators.
Membership agencies include; Hartford, New Haven, Hamden, West Haven,
Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Waterbury Police Departments as well as CT Parole.
America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency