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U.S. Marshals Looking for 2 Lake Co. Suspects Wanted for Murder, Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery


Up to $5,000 reward offered for each man’s arrest

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For immediate release

UPDATE: Melvion Delphie was taken into custody on November 30, 2023 in Chicago.

Hammond, IN - The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force is seeking the public’s help in locating two violent fugitives wanted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department for murder, attempted murder and armed robbery, and are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading directly to each man’s arrest.

Melvion Delphie, aka “Fatboy,” 21, is wanted for the murder of a Gary man during a Jan. 28 armed robbery.

Delphie is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He is Black with a medium complexion and short hair. Delphie has a tattoo of the word “blessed” on his right forearm, along with cursive writing on both right and left hands. Delphie has close ties to northwest Indiana and Chicago.

Byron Emory, 26, is wanted for murder and three counts of attempted murder, following a Sept. 25, 2022, mass shooting in Hammond which left one person dead and three others wounded.

Emory is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He is Black with a light complexion, has hazel eyes and short hair, possibly in short twists.

Emory is involved in producing music videos and is known to wear gold chains displaying pendants with the letters “BMG” and “WG.” He also has close ties to northwest Indiana and Chicago, as well as Arizona and California.

Wanted Fugitive - Melvion Delphie

Wanted Fugitive - Byron Emory

Melvion Delphie

Byron Emory

Both men should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding either man’s current location should contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-877-WANTED2 (1-877-926-8332Tips may also be sent via the USMS Tips App.  

The USMS Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force began operations in June 2003 and was among the first regional fugitive task forces to become fully operational following the Presidential Threat Protection Act of 2000. The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF) has partnership agreements with more than 96 federal, state, and local agencies and operates in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The GLRFTF has apprehended more than 112,000 fugitives since its inception and is always striving to make communities safer.

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