Criminal Justice News

Monday, July 13, 2015

Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals After Attempting to Flee in Reidsville, NC

Reidsville, NC – This morning at 10:00 AM, Robert Emanuel Napper, a 23 year old, Black Male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). On June 10, 2015, warrants were issued by High Point Police Department for Breaking and Entering and Larceny after Breaking and Entering. Napper also has a lengthy criminal history consisting of Assault on Female, Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, Common Law Robbery and Attempted Murder.

After surveillance and other investigative efforts, Napper was located by Task Force members at a Sheetz gas station located on Freeway Drive in Reidsville, NC. Napper left the Sheetz gas station and Task Force members followed the suspect for approximately one mile. Task Force vehicles attempted to block Napper’s vehicle at a traffic light located at Freeway Drive and South Park Drive. Napper accelerated his vehicle and attempted to flee capture. During his attempt to evade arrest, Napper nearly missed hitting a Task Force officer with his vehicle. As Napper attempted to turn around and accelerate toward Task Force members again, one of the USMS vehicles struck the suspect vehicle, rendering it inoperable. Napper was then taken into custody and transported to the High Point Police Department for processing purposes. A small amount of cocaine was discovered in Napper’s vehicle and charges are forthcoming. It is anticipated that additional charges will be filed.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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