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For Immediate Release

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March 02, 2016 Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 963-5998
Britt, Keel, and Trotter Captured in Atlanta Hideout
 

Norfolk, VA - The last three suspects from the May 2015 homicide of a 17 year-old juvenile are in custody. The U.S. Marshals arrested Roderick Britt, Andre Keel, and Jalon Trotter early this morning in Atlanta.

On February 4, 2016, five individuals were charged in relation to the May 2015 shooting that occurred in the 1900 block of Deep Creek Boulevard in Portsmouth, which left one dead and two wounded. Two of the suspects turned themselves in to Portsmouth Police shortly after charges were brought for the second time related to this incident. The U.S. Marshals then initiated a nationwide manhunt aimed at finding the remaining three suspects.

Investigation showed that Britt, Keel, and Trotter had all gone on the run together, and had possibly fled to Georgia. Just yesterday afternoon the U.S. Marshals in Norfolk contacted the U.S. Marshals in Atlanta with a possible address for the three fugitives. Early this morning, the U.S. Marshals-led Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) ended the trio’s flight from justice. All three were taken into custody without incident at a single apartment in the 2900 block of Campbellton Road SW, in Atlanta.

“This is yet another example that fugitives and criminals that prey upon our communities are never beyond our reach, and we will never quit hunting them” said U.S. Marshal Bobby Mathieson.

“I am pleased with the level of collaboration, dedication, and comprehensive investigative work shown by all members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, who worked diligently to help us ensure these three men would not continue to evade capture for the murder of 17 year-old Jayzavia Hill. It is our duty as law enforcement officers to find the truth and bring those responsible to justice. We would have never stopped searching for these men. We are especially proud of our partnership with the phenomenal local, state and federal agencies who assisted with apprehending these three fugitives” added Portsmouth Police Chief Tonya D. Chapman.

All three suspects are being held at the Fulton County Jail awaiting return to Virginia.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, 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 33,700 federal fugitives, 71,000 state and local fugitives and 11,600 sex offenders in 2014. 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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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