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.
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.”
person, whether they are seeking the reward or wish to remain anonymous,
may contact law enforcement with any information on fugitive Gray by
the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102,
or USMS Tips at
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.
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