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For Immediate Release

May 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
Man Accused of Rape and Kidnapping Arrested by Task Force in Durham, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - On May 17, 2016, at approximately 12:30 PM, Randall Lee Bass, 33, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) with the assistance of the Durham Police Department. On May 11, 2016, arrest warrants were issued for Bass by the Durham Police Department for the following charges: First degree rape, first degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, common law robbery, misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, habitual misdemeanor assault, communicating threats and assault on an female (x2).

On May 11, 2016, Officers from the Durham Police Department responded to a kidnapping. Per authorities, Bass kidnapped a female victim then allegedly assaulted her. The victim was allegedly threatened with her life, punched repeatedly in the face and body and restricted from leaving the residence.

The JFTF spent countless hours conducting surveillance and interviews in an attempt to locate Bass. Their efforts paid off when the JFTF developed information through investigative efforts that Bass was residing at an apartment on Falls Point Drive in Durham. The JFTF along with officers from the Durham Police Department verified the information, surrounded and converged on the residence. Bass was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Durham 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, 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 and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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