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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 05, 2018 Brian R. Stalnaker, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia (804) 343-2826
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Known Gang Member Arrested After Felonious Assault on Police Officer
Richmond, VA - In the late afternoon hours of April 3rd, the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond arrested a man who was wanted for numerous charges in Chesterfield, Virginia including Felonious Assault and Battery of a Police Officer. On March 23, Hollis Freeman was a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped by a Chesterfield Police Officer. Freeman was known by the officer but gave a false name. After exiting the vehicle Freeman assaulted the officer and fled on foot.

After an extensive investigation by the Chesterfield Police Department and U.S. Marshals the team developed information that Freeman was likely hiding out at the Richmond Inn on Midlothian Turnpike. After days of surveillance, task force members became aware that Freeman was likely the driver of a white Hyundai. At approximately 5:30 pm on West 21st Street in Richmond, Virginia task force members converged on the white Hyundai and apprehended Freeman without incident.

“The apprehension of this fugitive is a direct result of the perseverance of our investigators and the interagency cooperation that exists on our fugitive task forces,” said U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson.

The USMS Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond consists of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Corrections, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Chesterfield and Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Offices and the Richmond, Chesterfield, Hopewell and Colonial Heights Police Departments.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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