Titusville, FL – On April 20, 2023, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force ended a violent fugitive’s run from the law.
Joseph Walker, 29, was wanted by the state of Virginia in relation to a violent murder.
Walker was arrested in the early morning hours of April 20th. Two stolen firearms and a large bag of marijuana were seized because of the arrest.
Walker has an extensive criminal history to include distribution of marijuana, distribution of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
“The arrest of Mr. Walker serves as a prime example of the cooperation of federal, state and local law enforcement working together to make Florida communities safer,” said William Berger Sr., U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Florida. “I’m extremely proud of the men and women who dedicate themselves daily to the service of their fellow citizens.”
The mission of the Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force is to locate and apprehend fugitives, with priority given to fugitives wanted for violent crime. Founded on July 1, 2008, the task force is supported by eight federal and 101 state and local agencies and operates within the southern, northern, and middle districts of Florida, as well as the District of the U.S. Virgin Islands.