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For Immediate Release

Zach Boyd, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of West Virginia
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 267-7179

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S. Marshals Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Attempted Murder

Martinsburg, WV – The U.S. Marshals today arrested a man wanted for attempted murder.

Christian Callahan, 23, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for attempted first degree murder and conspiracy stemming from Feb. 17 shooting incident in the 500 block of Winchester Avenue.

On Sept. 27, the Berkeley County Prosecutor's Office requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals in locating Callahan.

After the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force developed information that Callahan was staying in the 600 block of Winchester Avenue, they enlisted the assistance of the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office SWAT team and the Martinsburg Police Department Special Response Team in executing the warrant. Callahan was taken into custody at approximately 12:15 p.m. without incident.

"The U.S. Marshals Service appreciates the assistance and collaboration between the Berkeley County Sheriffs' Office SWAT team and the Martinsburg Police Department SRT team," said Terry Moore, acting U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of West Virginia. "The teamwork demonstrated between these two highly trained units led to the safe apprehension of this dangerous fugitive."

The law enforcement agencies involved in Callahan's arrest of Callahan were the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, Martinsburg Police Department, FBI Drug Task Force, and U.S. Marshals Service.

Callahan is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail. Additional information on this case may be obtained from the Martinsburg Police Department.

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 https://www.usmarshals.gov.

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