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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 06, 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
Alleged Drug Dealer Connected in Shooting Arrested by U.S. Marshals
and the Winston-Salem Police Department
 

Greensboro, NC - On April 5, 2016, at approximately 3:15 PM, Raymond Oneal Harris, a 26 year old male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the Winston-Salem Police Department’s SWAT Team. On March 04, 2016, the Winston-Salem Police Department took out an arrest warrant charging Harris with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and assault with a deadly weapon. The alleged charges stem from an incident that occurred on January 16, 2016, when Harris allegedly discharged a firearm at a victim that was driving a motor vehicle.

Investigative efforts led the JFTF and the Winston-Salem Police Department’s SWAT Team to the vicinity of the 3400 block of Old Lexington Road in Winston-Salem. Their efforts paid off when authorities positively identified Harris sitting in a parked vehicle at a gas station. As officers converged, Harris attempted to elude arrest by fleeing on foot. After a brief chase, Harris was apprehended by the JFTF and the Winston-Salem Police Department’s SWAT Team. At the time of arrest, Harris was in possession of a large amount of cash and marijuana.

Additionally, inside the vehicle that Harris was operating, authorities discovered crack cocaine, a stolen handgun, and drug paraphernalia. The Winston-Salem Police Department charged Harris with trafficking cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, felony maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of VCSA, resist/delay an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harris was transported to the Forsyth County Jail where he is 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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