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For Immediate Release

August 19, 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
Durham Murder Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Graham, North Carolina

Durham, NC - On August 18, 2016, Larry Lee James, 38, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) with the assistance of the Durham Police Department. On July 26, 2016, an arrest warrant was issued for James by the Durham Police Department for the charge of murder.

On the evening of July 18, 2016, the Durham Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting in the 1100 block of Linwood Avenue. The victim Kevin David Powell, 21, appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The JFTF spent countless hours performing surveillance and interviews in an attempt to locate James. Their efforts paid off when they received information that James was residing with a female in Graham. Additional information revealed that the female owned a white Jeep Cherokee, which James had previously been observed driving. Investigators confirmed that information and located the vehicle at 851 Sarah Williams Avenue. The JFTF along with officers of the Durham Police Department surrounded and converged on the house taking him into custody without incident. James was transported to the Durham County Jail where he was given no bond on the alleged charge.

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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