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U.S. Marshals Apprehend Kidnapping, Murder Suspect

For immediate release

Chad B, Hunt, Chief Inspector/Commander

Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force
(205) 603-2337

Birmingham, AL –  The U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF), in coordination with the Birmingham Police Department, April 12, located and safely arrested a man wanted by the Birmingham Police Department for kidnapping and murder.

Cedric Dewayne Robertson, 37, was wanted for the kidnapping and shooting death of his girlfriend, a mother of four children. Roberston allegedly crashed his vehicle into the victim’s vehicle, then shot her and put her body in the trunk of her vehicle and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle, in the early morning hours on April 11. Robertson was identified as the perpetrator as his vehicle and cellphone were discovered at the crash scene.

Investigators conducted numerous interviews and canvassed multiple locations in Birmingham, developing information that Robertson was hiding in the Powderly Hills neighborhood.

Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) investigators, Birmingham Police Crime Reduction Team and Jefferson County deputy sheriffs located Robertson in a section of abandoned homes in a wooded area in the 2100 block of Northland Avenue in Birmingham.

Robertson was arrested and transported to Birmingham Police Department headquarters.   

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force began operations in July 2006 and operates in Alabama and Mississippi with the participation of two federal agencies and 61 state and local agencies. Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) has apprehended more than 70,000 fugitives since its inception.

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