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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 24, 2021 Mike Ulrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of West Virginia (304) 267-7179;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Local Fugitive Wanted in Connection to a Shooting Apprehended by U.S. Marshals Task Force

Martinsburg, WV – On February 24, 2021, members of the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force arrested Darius Porter, of Martinsburg, WV. Porter was wanted by the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office on a Capias for wanton endangerment and aggravated assault with a firearm. Darius Porter and his brother Demetri Porter were involved in a shooting that occurred on May 28, 2020 in the Diesel Drive area of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force developed information Porter was staying at a residence in the 100 block of Fishhook Lane in Hedgesville, WV. On February 24, 2021, the Berkeley County SWAT Team executed a search warrant, on behalf of the task force and after a brief standoff, Porter was found hiding in an attic and taken into custody.

Porter is currently being held at the Eastern Regional Jail. Porter’s brother, Demetri Porter is also wanted in connection to the shooting. If anyone has information on the location of Demetri Porter please contact the U.S. Marshals Service at (304) 267-7179.

“Having access to a state and local resources, specifically the Berkeley County SWAT, is a force multiplier and their on site management was a direct result of a safe apprehension” said Acting U.S. Marshal Terry Moore.

The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force consists of members from the West Virginia State Police, Martinsburg Police Department, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Town Police Department, and Shepherdstown Police Department.

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

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