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For Immediate Release

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April 07, 2016 Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 963-5998
Suffolk Cemetery Homicide Suspect Captured in Atlanta
 

Norfolk, VA - Another Hampton Roads homicide fugitive has been captured in Atlanta. Karlton Lamond Boone Jr., an 18 year-old Suffolk native better known as “Lil Jodi,” was tracked down and arrested by U.S. Marshals this morning after fleeing to Atlanta.

Boone, who turns 19 in two days, is wanted for allegedly shooting a 42 year-old man to death in a Suffolk cemetery around 1:30 a.m. on March 1, 2016. On March 4, the Suffolk Police Department identified Boone as the murder suspect.

Warrants were issued charging Boone with First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Shoot Stab Cut or Wound, and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Violent Felon. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was asked to take over the fugitive investigation and find Boone, and immediately began working to find the wanted homicide fugitive.

After following up on numerous investigative leads, it appeared that Boone had possibly fled Hampton Roads. Through an intense month-long investigation, U.S. Marshals in Norfolk were able to figure out where Boone had fled to. Around 10:30 a.m. today, the U.S. Marshals-led Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF), acting on information developed by the U.S. Marshals in Norfolk, took Boone into custody without incident at an apartment located at 765 McDaniel Street, SW, in Atlanta.

Boone will be 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 33,300 federal fugitives, 66,300 state and local fugitives and 11,700 sex offenders in 2015. 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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