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For Immediate Release

Contact:
December 14, 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
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Couple Wanted for Assaulting Police Officer

Martinsburg, WV – On December 14, 2021, members of the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force arrested Jason Fletcher, 42, and Farrah Fletcher, 44, both of Martinsburg, WV. Jason Fletcher was wanted, out of Berkeley County West Virginia, for unlawful assault on a law enforcement officer. These charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on December 12, 2021, when Jason Fletcher fled in a vehicle after a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, an Martinsburg Police Department officer attempted to arrest Mr. Fletcher on an outstanding battery warrant. Mr. Fletcher became non-compliant and fled in his vehicle. The officer became entagled with the vehicle and was dragged down the street. The officer was eventually freed from the car but sustained multiple injuries. A warrant was also issued for Farrah Fletcher, who was a passenger in the vehicle, for her role in the incident.

The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force developed information that the Fletchers were staying at the Days Inn in Charles Town, WV. Jason and Farrah Fletcher were taken into custody, at this location, on December 14, 2021 at approximately 1300 hours.

“We are always highly motivated to locate and apprehend violent fugitives, but anytime a case comes across our desk where one of our own was injured, we make it a top priority and exhaust all resources to apprehend those responsible as swiftly as possible. This was the case here as all of the local departments dedicated resources to capture these fugitives in a timely manner, ” said Acting U.S. Marshal Terry Moore.

The law enforcement agencies involved in the arrest of the Fletchers were the Martinsburg Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Town Police Department, West Virginia State Police, West Virginia Department of Corrections, and United States Marshals Service.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, having served the country since 1789.

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

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