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For Immediate Release

March 03, 2016 Michael Ulrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of West Virginia (304) 267-7179
Mountain State Fugitive Task Force Arrests Subject Wanted on Attempted Murder Charge

MSFTF LogoMartinsburg, WV - On March 3, 2016 the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, comprised of members from the United States Marshals Service, West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, and Martinsburg City Police Department, arrested Michael Long 35, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Michael Long was wanted by the West Virginia State Police on charges of Attempted Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Burglary and Brandishing.

Michael Long’s charges stemmed from a February 29, 2016 incident in which the West Virginia State Police responded to Scrabble Road in Martinsburg for a burglary in progress with a firearm. On March 1, 2016, the West Virginia State Police referred the warrant to the fugitive task force for apprehension.

On March 3, 2016 Task Force Officers (TFO) located and arrested Michael Long at 415 Virginia Ave, Martinsburg, West Virginia without incident. Warren Long 28, of Harper Ferry, West Virginia was also arrested inside the home. Warren Long had a Burglary warrant through Jefferson County, West Virginia. Michael Long was already currently on supervision thru the West Virginia Department of Parole and Probation on separate charges.

Information related to the charges of Michael Long can be obtained from the West Virginia State Police.

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) is a U.S. Marshals Service lead fugitive task force which works with local law enforcement agencies in order to locate and capture fugitives charged with Murder, Armed Robberies, Malicious Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Drug Offences and other violent felony crimes.

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