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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 26, 2016 Chris Atwater, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8702;
Michael Potter, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 554-8545
Task Force, Along with the Winston-Salem Police Department,
Arrests 3 While Executing Arrest Warrant
 

Greensboro, NC - Allen Douglas Redford, 26, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Winston-Salem by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) along with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s SWAT team and GANG unit. On February 18, 2016, a warrant was issued for Redford by the Winston-Salem Police Department for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

On February 25, 2016, the JFTF along with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s SWAT team and GANG unit conducted surveillance in the 400 block of Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. Information was developed that Redford along with others were inside a residence. The JFTF, SWAT team and GANG unit surrounded and converged on the residence. Authorities encountered Joseph Miller, 24, from Winston-Salem upon initial contact. Officers then verbally commanded Redford to surrender. Redford ignored those commands for several minutes but eventually surrendered without incident. Additionally, another subject, later to be identified as Rickey Edwards, 25, from Winston-Salem was located hiding in the bathroom of the residence.

Marijuana and a firearm were located inside the residence. Miller was charged with an Order for Arrest for Probation Violation, Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Edwards had an Order for Arrest for Driving while License Revoked and Resist Delay and Obstruct. Redford, Miller and Edwards were transported to the Forsyth County Jail where they are currently being held on the alleged charges.

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, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, 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, Orange County Sheriff’s Office 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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