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For Immediate Release

March 18, 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
Suspect in Burlington, NC Shooting Arrested by U.S. Marshals

Burlington, NC - On Monday, March 14, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF), with the assistance of Burlington Police Department and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, took Raphael Tomar Carter into custody. Carter was wanted for failing to appear in court on a charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Inflicting Serious Injury.

In January 2016, Carter was on trial in Alamance County for a case in which Burlington Police Department charged him with shooting Deron Wiley at the 778 Sports Club located on Graham-Hopedale Road in Burlington in 2012. Carter left the courtroom while the jury was deliberating the verdict and never returned.

On February 10, 2016, the Alamance County Sheriff’s office requested the assistance of the JFTF in apprehending Carter. JFTF developed information regarding Carter’s whereabouts which led investigators to the Family Dollar Store at 1519 Rauhut Street in Burlington. Investigators were able to positively identify Carter while he was in the parking lot. Carter was taken into custody without incident.

Carter was booked into the Alamance County Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond.

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, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole and the Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

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