For Immediate Release
|April 14, 2016||
Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 963-5998
|Marshals Stay Busy, as Luck Runs Out for 4 Local Fugitives|
Norfolk, VA - A homicide fugitive, a suspected drug
dealer, and two robbery suspects were all taken off the streets of
Hampton Roads within a twelve hour span. U.S. Marshals, along with
Norfolk and Portsmouth fugitive detectives made four significant arrests
after a long night and a busy morning.
Around midnight yesterday, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force assisted the Norfolk Fugitive Squad in arresting 26 year-old Malcolm Pittman at a residence in Chesapeake. Pittman was wanted for the recent Lindenwood Avenue homicide.
Early this morning, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Portsmouth Fugitive Unit found an alleged drug dealer hiding under a mattress. Anthony White, age 35, was located inside of a residence on the 300 block of Avondale Road in the Cavalier Manor section of Portsmouth and taken into custody around 7:00 a.m. After U.S. Marshals and Portsmouth Detectives announced their presence and entered the home, White refused to acknowledge he was inside of the residence. Investigators observed a pair of feet sticking out from underneath a mattress in a rear bedroom, and quickly took White into custody without further incident. White had outstanding warrants for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possess Firearm with Drugs, and Possession of Firearm by Violent Felon, all from the City of Portsmouth. A large amount of heroin and approximately $1,500 in cash were seized on the property of this residence shortly after the arrest.
Three hours later, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Norfolk Fugitive Unit arrested 38 year-old Victor Moore at a residence on the 300 block of San Antonio Boulevard. On April 6th of this year, Moore was charged with Break and Enter, as well as Use or Display Firearm in Commission of a Felony (two counts), in connection to the September 9, 2009 armed robbery of the Fast Trek gas station located at 1243 Norview Avenue. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force previously arrested Moore during Operation Violence Reduction 7 one year ago, when Moore was then wanted for a Probation Violation charge.
Shortly after Moore’s arrest, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Norfolk Fugitive Unit took another wanted violent fugitive into custody. At 11:45 a.m. U.S. Marshals and Norfolk fugitive detectives arrested 25 year-old Dominique Hammond when he was observed walking down the street near the intersection of Locust Avenue and Kennebeck Avenue. Hammond was charged in January of this year for an August 16, 2009 strong arm robbery that occurred on the 700 block of Washington Avenue. Hammond had outstanding warrants for Robbery and Probation Violation.
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.
America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency