Henderson, SC – The U.S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of
North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force, in coordination with various
federal, state and local partners, wrapped up an operation last week
dubbed “310”. This operation combined the expansive resources of the
participating agencies with the goal of locating subjects wanted on
outstanding warrants and conducting searches of high-risk individuals
under the supervision of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Conducted in Vance County September 10 - 11, this operation was
the culmination of months of planning, and resulted in the arrest of 31
subjects, two of whom are being considered for federal prosecution. 63
charges were cleared and 8 firearms were recovered. Additionally,
officers seized quantities of heroin, marijuana, and cocaine. Searches
were attempted at the residences of 99 high-risk probationers or
parolees, with 43 searches successfully completed. Participating
agencies will continue to investigate information developed during the
operation and additional arrests are likely.
Jaquantray Bullock, 23, of Henderson, charged
with Violation of Post-Release Conditions, Possession of a Firearm
by Felon, and Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine.
Dennis Burt, 31, of Oxford, charged with
Attempted 2nd Degree Forcible Rape, Statutory Sex Offense with Child
by Adult, and Indecent Liberties with a Child.
Clyde Penny, 27, of Durham, charged with
absconding from Parole based on an original offense of Indecent
Liberties with a Child and Failure to Report New Address - Sex
Tony Mayo, 49, of Henderson, charged with
Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Larceny of a Firearm.
is opera“Thtion was dedicated to Officer Brandon
Mitchell with the Henderson Police Department who was shot approximately
eight weeks ago, just doing his job,” said Michael East, United States
Marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina. “We are committed to
the citizens and our law enforcement partners in this area and are
working tirelessly to make them safe. I can promise the criminal element
in Henderson and Vance County that we are not going to rest and we are
not going away. We are going to work continually with all of our
partners to address the violent crime in Vance County.”
office supports the U.S. Marshals Service’s proactive actions, in
conjunction with federal, state and local law enforcement, to locate and
secure violent offenders with outstanding criminal warrants,” stated
United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. “We are committed to this
type of cooperative effort to make Vance and other counties in Eastern
North Carolina safe from those who choose to engage in violent or drug
trafficking activity, to include attacks on law enforcement officers.”
The agencies that participated included U.S. Marshals Service;
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; District Attorney
for the 11th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina; Henderson Police
Department; N. C. Department of Public Safety Division of Community
Corrections and Special Operations Intelligence Unit; N.C. State Bureau
of Investigation; N.C. Information Sharing and Analysis Center; U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina; U.S.
Probation Office; and Vance County Sheriff’s Office.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
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