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Thursday, October 02, 2014

U.S. Marshals Arrest Four Dangerous Individuals in One Day

Norfolk, VA – “As many of us have our eyes on the Major League Baseball postseason, the USMS in Norfolk, along with their local law enforcement partners, hit a Grand Slam yesterday,” said United States Marshal Bobby Mathieson.

On Tuesday, four individuals were arrested throughout Hampton Roads and in Georgia. Trudale Terry was wanted out of Newport News for a homicide that occurred in June, 2014. Demarcus Twyman was wanted out of the Western District of Virginia for malicious wounding, which later resulted in the death of the victim, and Maurice Moore was wanted out of Norfolk for a rape, forcible sodomy and other sex crimes related to an offense that occurred in August. Lavan Platt was wanted out of Norfolk for armed robbery and possession of a firearm by felon.

At approximately 12 p.m., Trudale Terry was taken into custody at a house in the 100 block of Alleghany Road, Hampton, VA. Investigation into Terry revealed that he was possible hiding out in Hampton. Deputies and task force agents were able to pinpoint Terry’s location and take him into custody without incident. Terry is currently housed in a local facility awaiting his first court appearance.

At approximately 2 p.m., Deputies and task force agents were able to identify Demarcus Twyman exiting a residence in Newport News. Agents were able to positively identify Twyman, and were able to apprehend him without incident. Twyman is currently in a local facility awaiting extradition back to the Western District of Virginia.

Finally, at 5 p.m., deputies, task force agents and detectives were able to gather information that Maurice Moore was hiding out at an address in the 600 block of 34th street in Norfolk. After coordinating with all the participating agencies, deputy Marshals made a decision to surround the residence and call Moore out. After a brief wait, Moore appeared and was apprehended without incident. Moore is currently awaiting his first court appearance in Norfolk.

In addition to the aforementioned arrests, deputies from Norfolk developed information that Lavan Platt was residing in Atlanta, GA. Deputies, in conjunction with Norfolk Police Fugitive Squad detectives, were able to cross reference the data that was received and relay that information to deputies in Atlanta. Platt was arrested Tuesday without incident. He is currently awaiting extradition back to Norfolk.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the professionalism, dedication and investigative prowess of my deputy Marshals and our partner agencies. The streets of Hampton Roads are safer today because of the actions of these brave men and women,” said Marshal Mathieson.

The U.S. Marshals led task force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.

The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency recently celebrated their 225th anniversary September 24. The Marshals arrested more than 36,050 federal fugitives, 74,000 state and local fugitives and 11,800 sex offenders in 2013. The agency’s investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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