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For Immediate Release

May 01, 2014 Timothy Alley, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia - Norfolk Division (757) 963-5989
U.S. Marshals Arrest Sex Offender Hiding in Virginia Beach

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 incident.

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.

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