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For Immediate Release

February 20, 2020

Christopher Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Virginia (757) 264-5213;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Looking for Brian “The Lion” Collette - Reward Offered
**On February 23, 2020, Brian Collette turned himself in to the Norfolk Police Department and was taken into custody.**

Norfolk, VA – U.S. Marshals and the Norfolk Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a former professional fighter currently wanted for allegedly strangling an adult female that was known to him last month. Brian “The Lion” Collette, 32, has an outstanding arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault for an incident that occurred in Norfolk on January 28.

Collette is a light-skinned black male, 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. His last known residence is in the 2400 block of Minnesota Avenue in Norfolk. He is known to frequent martial arts gyms in the Norfolk area.

**A reward of up to $750 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.**

Anyone with information is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, the nearest USMS District Office, or submit a tip using USMS Tips.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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