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For Immediate Release

June 22, 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
Murder Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Durham, North Carolina

Durham, NC - This morning Dominique La’Ron Percell was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the Durham Police Department. On April 14, 2016, several arrest warrants were issued for Percell by the Durham Police Department for the following charges: murder, felony conspiracy, and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

In the early morning hours of April 4, 2016, a call came into the emergency communication center in reference to a gunshot victim. According to communication, the victim Spencer Harrison, 21, appeared to have suffered from two gunshot wounds, one to the chest and one to the head. EMS and officers responded to the scene. Harrison was transported to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. Officers received information from a confidential source in which they learned that the incident stemmed from a bad drug deal.

The JFTF spent countless hours on surveillance and interviews in an attempt to locate Percell. Their efforts paid off when JFTF received information that Percell was residing with some relatives at a house in the 5100 block of Old Well Street. JFTF noticed a person related to Percell leave the residence. The JFTF along with officers of the Durham Police Department surrounded and converged on the house taking him into custody without incident. Percell was transported to the Durham County Jail where he was given no bond 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, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole and the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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