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For Immediate Release

October 21, 2016 Michael Ulrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of West Virginia (304) 267-717
Mountain State Fugitive Task Force Arrests Sex Assault Fugitive and Virginia Fugitive
MSFTF LogoMartinsburg, WV -.On October 20, 2016 the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force comprised of members from the United States Marshals Service, West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, and West Virginia Department of Corrections arrested two fugitives in the panhandle.

In the early morning hours of October 20, 2016 shortly after 1 A.M. Officers were able to locate Fred Elliott 38 of Spring Mills, at 2174 St. Andrews Drive, Martinsburg, West Virginia. Fred Elliott was wanted by the West Virginia State Police after they concluded an investigation resulting in multiple warrants charging Elliott with sexual Abuse 1st Degree with a victim under 12 years old, Sexual Abuse of a minor, Sexual Abuse 1st Degree with a victim under 12 years old and Sexual abuse by a guardian or custodian to a child. The warrants were the result of actions by Fred Elliott from 2011 thru 2015. Elliott was taken into custody without incident and is currently in the Eastern Regional Jail with a $150,000 dollar bond.

A few hours’ later Task Force officers were able to locate and arrest a Virginia fugitive; Nathan Shull 55, of Martinsburg, West Virginia wanted for violation of his Virginia probation with an underlying charge of possession of heroin. Shull was arrested at 442 Wager Ln, Martinsburg, West Virginia. Shull was charged as a fugitive from justice and is in the Eastern Regional Jail without bond awaiting extradition back to Virginia.

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) is a U.S. Marshals Service lead fugitive task force which works with local law enforcement agencies in order to locate and capture fugitives charged with Murder, Armed Robberies, Malicious Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Drug Offences and other violent felony crimes.

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