Greensboro, NC – On Sept. 08, 2015, at approximately 11:30 am, Joshua Lamonte Roberts Jr., 22, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). On August 21, 2015, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety requested assistance from the JFTF in the apprehension of Roberts. Roberts was wanted by the state of North Carolina for assault by strangulation, felony probation violation and breaking and entering with the intent to injure an occupant.
On August 31, 2014, it is alleged that Roberts attacked his ex-girlfriend by strangling, punching and hitting her in the presence of her one year old daughter. On May 12, 2015, Roberts once again allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend by breaking into her house and hitting her with a closed fist to the face as well as stomping on her with his foot.
The JFTF spent countless hours conducting surveillance and interviews attempting to locate Roberts. Their efforts paid off when Investigators obtained valuable information on the alleged fugitive’s whereabouts. The JFTF verified the information when Roberts was positively identified standing outside a residence on the 100 block of Brown Street in Thomasville. Roberts immediately took off in a frantic sprint once he made visual contact with the officers. During the foot pursuit a handgun fell from Roberts’ waistline. Roberts was taken into custody in a small wooded area after a short foot chase.
Pursuant to arrest, Roberts was additionally charged with resisting a public officer and possession of a firearm by felon. He was transported to the Guilford County Jail where he is being held without bond.
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.