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For Immediate Release

Contact:
June 28, 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
Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested Outside of Taco Bell in Greensboro, NC by U.S. Marshals
 

Greensboro, NC - On June 27, 2016, at approximately 4:00 PM, Ronald Thomas Jeffers, 50, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) out of Greensboro. On June 21, 2016, the Winston-Salem Police Department took out an arrest warrant charging Jeffers with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. The Winston-Salem Police Department requested the assistance of the JFTF in the apprehension of Jeffers.

On May 30, 2016, at approximately 5:00 PM, officers of the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a robbery at the 400 block of Jonestown Road in Winston-Salem. Upon arrival, authorities discovered that a victim had been deprived of their personal property by force. Per the warrant, it is alleged that Jeffers threatened the victim with a firearm to obtain the victim’s personal property. Jeffers was last seen fleeing the scene in a vehicle.

On June 27, 2016, the JFTF developed information through investigative efforts that placed Jeffers in the vicinity of the 1300 block of Bridford Parkway in Greensboro. The JFTF verified the information when Jeffers was positively identified walking out of the Taco Bell to his motorcycle located at 1301 Bridford Parkway. The JFTF immediately surrounded and converged on Jeffers. Jeffers was taken into custody without incident. Jeffers was transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he is currently being held on a $75,000 bond.

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 http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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