Norfolk, VA – A violent criminal who failed to show in court on multiple felony charges has been brought to justice. 30-year-old Michael Anthony Greene was arrested in Suffolk yesterday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force andChesapeake Criminal Apprehension Unit.
On March 31, 2014, Greene was charged with breaking and entering, robbery, abduction and kidnapping, use of firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of firearm by a convicted felon. When he failed to appear for subsequent court hearings in relation to these charges, a warrant was issued for his arrest by Portsmouth Police Department in April of this year.
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force took the case in May and began looking into Greene’s whereabouts. A lengthy investigation showed several different locations Greene may be hiding at. Recently, the task force developed information that Greene may be staying with an associate in the 1200 block of Kansas Street in Suffolk. Several days of surveillance at this location paid off. On August 27, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Greene was observed by task force members getting dropped off in a vehicle at the suspect residence.
Deputy Marshals, Task Force Officers, and members of the Chesapeake Criminal Apprehension Unit immediately surrounded the residence Greene was observed walking into just moments before. After officers knocked on the door, a female resident answered and stated that Greene was not home. Greene, who is known to carry firearms and considered armed and dangerous due to his criminal history, was given lawful commands to come out from the residence, but he refused to comply. Task force members made entry into the residence and quickly took Greene into custody in a back bedroom.
Greene is currently being held at Portsmouth City Jail.
The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, 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, arrested more than 33,700 federal fugitives, 71,000 state and local fugitives and 11,600 sex offenders in 2014. Our 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.