Burlington, VT – The U.S. Marshals Service, the Vermont State Police and the Rutland Police arrested a fugitive wanted by the Charlestown, West Virginia Police Department for a 2016 Murder.
On the run for almost 5 years, Dimitris Malone, 28, was wanted by the Charlestown Police Department for the shooting death of Nathan Chaney. On January 14, 2016 Chaney was shot several times, including once in the head and left to die in a parking lot in Charlestown, West Virginia. After the murder, Malone was identified as a suspect and a warrant for his arrest was issued on the same day.
During the course of the fugitive investigation, information directed investigators to the greater Rutland, Vermont area, where it was believed that Malone was residing. Information suggested Malone was living under various aliases and had established essentially a new life in Vermont.
Investigators from the Vermont State Police, the Rutland Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service for the District of Vermont (USMS D/VT) and the Southern District of West Virginia (USMS S/WV) teamed up and tirelessly worked various leads in an attempt to locate and arrest Malone.
Additionally, in early August 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia issued a federal arrest warrant for Malone's arrest, charging him with Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
During a lengthy investigation, investigators narrowed down Malone's new identity and location, leading them to an address in West Rutland, Vermont. On September 3, 2020, law enforcement converged on the West Rutland address and arrested Malone in a residence rented by a third party.
Malone was arrested at the residence without incident and will be seen before a federal magistrate judge in the District of Vermont.