Richmond, VA - U.S. Marshals are releasing the following information in the fugitive hunt for Ferlando Leon Monroe, a/k/a “FERB”, wanted in the City of Hopewell (VA) for numerous charges, including Felonious Assault, Burglary, Grand Larceny, Child Neglect and others. He is a suspect in the early afternoon break-in and stabbing of a woman in Hopewell on July 19th.
U.S. Marshals and Hopewell Police Detectives stated that Ferlando Monroe broke-in through a front window of a residence in the 700 block of Davisville Court in Hopewell and had a verbal altercation with a female who was in the home. The woman tried to call authorities but Monroe destroyed the phone, grabbed a knife and slashed the woman on her hand and leg while her 4 year old child watched in fear. Monroe then fled the scene and the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatning injuries.
Monroe has been known to frequent the Davisville Public Housing Community in Hopewell and the Walnut Hill area in Petersburg. His last known address is in the 1000 block of Sunnyside Avenue in Hopewell. Monroe has a lengthy criminal history with numerous arrests for assault, malicious wounding and weapon offences. He also has been known to have his hair braided but it is believed to be short and tight at this time. Monroe is a black male, 5’11 and approximately 160 lbs.
“Anyone who will break-in a home in the middle of the afternoon and intentionally stabs someone is a very dangerous individual. We are still actively seeking him and will continue to search until he is apprehended. We are pleading with the public to help us in any way possible,” said Deputy United States Marshal Brian Stalnaker.
Anyone that may have had contact with or seen Monroe is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332). The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Monroe. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
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, and the Richmond, Chesterfield, and Hopewell Police Departments, as well as the Chesterfield and Dinwidde Sheriff’s Office.