For Immediate Release
|August 19, 2016||
Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 963-5998
|Bloods Gang Member Captured by U.S. Marshals Near Baltimore|
Norfolk, VA - U.S. Marshals tracked down and arrested Demond
White, 29, near Baltimore yesterday afternoon. White, a known Bloods
gang member, was wanted in connection to a 2015 armed robbery of a 7-11
convenience store. Upon arrest, White provided a false name to the
Marshals but was immediately identified using fingerprint technology.
Around 3:00 am on October 5, 2015, it is alleged that White took part in robbing the 7-11 located at 2325 Sewells Point road at gunpoint. On July 26, 2016, multiple arrest warrants were issued by Norfolk for White’s arrest in relation to this incident. White was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, and use or display firearm in commission of a felony (three counts). The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was immediately asked to assist in locating White. After following up on multiple leads, investigators determined that White had likely fled the Hampton Roads area.
Earlier this week, U.S. Marshals in Norfolk contacted the U.S. Marshals in Baltimore with information that White was in their area. Yesterday, the Baltimore-based U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested White outside of a Motel 6 located in the 5000 block of Raynor Avenue, in Linthicum Heights. The known Bloods gang member provided a fake name to the Marshals. White’s attempt to fool law enforcement was short lived—U.S. Marshals fingerprinted White on scene and instantly confirmed his identity.
White is being held at the Baltimore Central Booking Intake Center awaiting return to Norfolk.
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 first 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.
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