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For Immediate Release

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January 25, 2017 Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 963-5998
U.S. Marshals Capture Norfolk Murder Suspect in Maryland
Norfolk, VA - A Norfolk man wanted for murder has finally been captured after six months on the run. Ricardo "Cardo" Spencer, 23, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Maryland yesterday.

Spencer was charged with second degree murder for his alleged role in a double-shooting that occurred on July 30, 2016, in the 1700 block of Greenleaf Drive, in Norfolk. Shortly after warrants were issued, U.S. Marshals were asked to assist in finding Spencer.

Marshals and the Norfolk Fugitive Unit quickly teamed up and launched an extensive investigation into Spencer’s whereabouts, and recently discovered that Spencer was hiding with family out of the state. The U.S. Marshals in Dover, Delaware, were contacted for assistance last week after Marshals in Norfolk believed Spencer may be in Delaware. Upon further investigation by the Marshals in Dover they identified the specific address Spencer was residing at, just across the border in Maryland.

The nearly six-month-long investigation came to an end yesterday morning when U.S. Marshals from Delaware joined with Marshals task force personnel from Elkton, Maryland, and arrested Spencer without incident at a home in the 2800 block of Pebble Beach Drive, in the city of Elkton.

Spencer is being held at the Cecil County Detention Center in Elkton, Maryland, while 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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