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For Immediate Release

May 31, 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
Strip Club Shooting Suspect Stripped of Freedom by the U.S. Marshals in Greensboro, NC

Greensboro, NC - On May 29, 2016, at approximately 8:15 AM, Seirras Deshan Cobb, 40, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) out of Greensboro. On May 27, 2016, the Winston-Salem Police Department took out arrest warrants charging Cobb with: Murder and Possession of a Firearm by Felon. The Winston-Salem Police Department immediately requested the assistance of the JFTF in the apprehension of Cobb.

On May 25, 2016, at approximately 2:47 AM, officers of the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a shooting at the Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Club located at 1007 Salisbury Ridge Road in Winston-Salem. Upon arrival, authorities discovered that a victim had been shot multiple times while standing near the entrance to the establishment. The victim, identified as Eric Jermane Pegus, 41, of Winston-Salem was immediately transported to the Forsyth Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

On May 28, 2016, the JFTF developed information through investigative efforts that Cobb was residing at an apartment in the 1000 block of Boston Road in Greensboro. The JFTF verified the information, surrounded and converged on the residence. Cobb was taken into custody at the front door where he surrendered to authorities upon contact. Cobb was transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center 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


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