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For Immediate Release

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February 27, 2019

Richard “Brad” Sellers, Actong United States Marshal
Western District of Virginia (540) 857-2230;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Reward for Fugitive Who Shot Bluefield Police Office Raised to $25,000

Donquale M. GrayRoanoke, WV – Acting U.S. Marshal for the district of Western Virginia Richard Sellers and Bluefield, Virginia, Police Chief M. Shane Gunter today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive Donquale Gray, who is wanted for attempted capital murder of a Bluefield police officer during a traffic stop in Bluefield Feb. 16, has been raised to $25,000.

The reward, previously offered in the combined amount of $10,000 by both the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, in the amount of $5,000 per agency, and the independent reward, offered by the National Police Defense Foundation’s Safe Cops Program, of $10,000, has again been enhanced by the City of Bluefield in the amount of $5,000.

The rewards offered by the two law enforcement agencies are for information which directly leads to the apprehension of Gray, as is the reward offered by the City of Bluefield. The reward offered by the Safe Cops Program requires not only information leading to the arrest of Gray, but also criterion specifically set forth by the private organization which requires conviction. If that criterion is met, the reward stands at $25,000.

“As the fugitive investigation continues, we urge the public to provide us with information concerning Mr. Gray, as it is only a matter of time until he will likely harm another officer or citizen, ” said Acting U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia Richard Sellers. “Further, not only can the public utilize the previously noted email addresses, but also utilize the new U.S. Marshals Service TIPS app, which can be downloaded onto smartphones from their user stores. This is a direct channel to investigators and will allow confidentiality. We continue to urge Mr. Gray to surrender, and assure those aiding him, that they will face justice as well.”

Any person, whether they are seeking the reward or wish to remain anonymous, may contact law enforcement with any information on fugitive Gray by emailing: USMS84.TIPS@USDOJ.GOV, questions@VSP.Virginia.Gov, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or USMS Tips at www.usmarshals.gov/tips, or by calling their local 911 center if the information is urgent in nature and a safety issue.

The U.S. Marshals Service, in partnership with the ATF, Virginia State Police, and multiple other agencies, continues to search for fugitive Gray. We wish to express our most sincere appreciation to all law enforcement officers and agencies who have aided in the fugitive investigation, as well as businesses and members of the community who have helped.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrests more violent fugitives annually than all other federal agencies combined.

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

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