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For Immediate Release

April 11, 2013 SDUSM Mike Potter,
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8704
Task Force Makes Arrest with the Surry County Sheriff

Mt. Airy, NC – Last night at approximately 8:45 PM, Brian Keith Barr, a 38 year old White Male was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) along with the Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson and the Surry County Swat Team. Barr was wanted by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office for possession of a stolen firearm and had a warrant out of the State of Virginia from the Carroll County Circuit Court for a probation violation.

Around 1:45 PM yesterday afternoon, members of the JFTF positively identified Barr at his residence. Upon approaching the house, Barr slammed the front door and refused to come out. JFTF quickly surrounded the residence. Due to the familiarity of Surry County Sheriff’s Office with Barr and preliminary reports that Barr was considered homicidal and suicidal, assistance was requested of the Surry County Swat Team by JFTF. Sheriff Graham Atkinson arrived at the scene and made direct contact with Barr. Sheriff Atkinson was able to persuade Barr to surrender to the Surry County Swat Team. Barr surrendered at his residence of 2065 Fancy Gap Rd. and was taken into custody without incident.

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, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole Division and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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