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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Trenton Murder Suspect Apprehended in Emporia



Richmond, VA – In the late afternoon hours of July 2nd, the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond arrested a man who is wanted for murder in Trenton, NJ. Horace Gordon shot and killed his victim then fled the state of New Jersey to avoid arrest.

After an extensive investigation by the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, Trenton Division, the team developed information that Gordon was likely hiding out in Emporia, Virginia. A request was sent to the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond requesting help in locating Gordon. After days of investigation, task force members developed information that Gordon was likely hiding out at a home in the 300 block of Hicksford Avenue. At approximately 3:10 p.m. task force members converged on that residence and apprehended Gordon without incident.

“The apprehension of this fugitive is a direct result of the perseverance of our investigators and the interagency cooperation that exists on our fugitive task forces,” said U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson.
The USMS Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond consists of investigators for the U.S. Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Corrections, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Richmond, Chesterfield, and Hopewell Police Departments.

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