For Immediate Release
|April 18, 2018||
Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 264-5228;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|Man Charged with Sex Crimes Against a Minor in SC Captured in VA|
Norfolk, VA -
U.S. Marshals and the
Virginia Beach Fugitive Unit arrested today a man on the run from sex
crimes in South Carolina. Chauncey Terikas Bradley, 35, had been on the
run for two months.
On Feb. 16, investigators with the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office—who both serve on the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force—obtained an arrest warrant for Bradley. Bradley was charged with multiple counts of first, second, and third degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Their office requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in Greenville, S.C. to track Bradley down.
In March, the U.S. Marshals in Norfolk were contacted to follow up on investigative leads that showed Bradley may be attempting to hide out in Hampton Roads, where he grew up. This morning, the U.S. Marshals and Virginia Beach Fugitive Unit took Bradley into custody without incident at a residence in Virginia Beach.
Bradley is being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail awaiting return to South Carolina.
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 25,000 federal fugitives, 63,000 state and local fugitives and 11,000 sex offenders in 2016. 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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