For Immediate Release
|December 23, 2016||
Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 963-5998
Local Fugitives Captured in 20 States by
U.S. Marshals in 2016
30 Homicide Suspects Among Those Arrested
Norfolk, VA -
U.S. Marshals captured
more than 250 fugitives wanted for violent offenses ranging from murder
to sex offenses throughout 2016. Overall, more than 500 outstanding
state and federal arrest warrants were cleared this year by the U.S.
Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Throughout 2016, U.S. Marshals pursued leads around the country and tracked down fugitives who tried to run, making arrests in 20 different states. Some of the states Hampton Roads fugitives were captured in this year were California, Washington, Minnesota, North Dakota and New Mexico, along with several states up and down the east coast.
The first half of 2016 showcased the ability of the U.S. Marshals to locate fugitives who try to go on the run, as multiple homicide suspects were tracked down in Atlanta. In March, U.S. Marshals captured Portsmouth homicide suspects Roderick Britt, Andre Keel, and Jalon Trotter. In April, Suffolk homicide suspect Karlton Boone Jr. was also captured in Atlanta.
The second half of 2016 was highlighted by several arrests that took place locally. In August, U.S. Marshals apprehended the hoverboard-riding Facebook live triple-shooting suspect Tony Roundtree in Suffolk. U.S. Marshals also captured four separate homicide suspects during a one-week span in late August: Malcolm Robinson and Grenah Garnett both arrested in Norfolk in connection with murders in the same city; Winston Black Jr.—arrested in Chesapeake in relation to an Henrico murder; and Antowaun Mathis – arrested in Hampton on Illinois murder charges.
“While we are wrapping up another successful year of working with our law enforcement partners to track down and arrest the most violent offenders, our work is not done yet,” said U.S. Marshal Bobby Mathieson.
U.S. Marshals are still pursuing fugitives on the run, one of which is Ricardo Spencer, wanted on murder charges in connection to a July double-shooting that occurred in the 1700 block of Greenleaf Drive in Norfolk. Anyone with information on Spencer can contact the Norfolk Crime Line.
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.
America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency