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For Immediate Release

March 23, 2016 Michael Ulrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of West Virginia (304) 267-7179
Mountain State Fugitive Task Force Arrests Subject Wanted for Attempted Murder

MSFTF LogoMartinsburg, WV – On March 23, 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, Shepherdstown Police Department and Maryland State Police, arrested Thurman May, 54, of Hagerstown, Maryland. Thurman May was wanted on charges of Attempted Murder stemming from an altercation in Baltimore City were May shot a subject on March 16, 2016.

On March 23, 2016 members of the Marshals Service Capital Area Fugitive Task Force contacted Marshals in West Virginia to obtain assistance in arresting May who they believed to be staying at a residence on Miss Staci Drive in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Marshals and Task Force officers responded to the area. Thurman May was seen operating a Dodge Dakota in the 700 block of Bedington Road and taken into custody without incident.

Thurman May was charged as a fugitive from justice and is in the Eastern Regional Jail awaiting extradition back to Baltimore, Maryland.

“This type of arrest is typical of what can be accomplished when the Marshals Service and its State and Local law enforcement partners work together. Every time a fugitive is arrested and taken off the streets of West Virginia our community is that much safer.”

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) is a U.S. Marshals Service lead fugitive task force who 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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