Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

U.S. Marshals Arrest Dollar Store Robbery Suspect



Norfolk, VA  - U.S. Marshals captured a man wanted for allegedly robbing a Portsmouth Family Dollar Store one week ago. Yesterday around noon, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force took 26 year-old Travis Deshaun Jones into custody at a home in Chesapeake.

On the afternoon of July 15, Portsmouth Police Officers responded to a call for a robbery in progress at the Family Dollar Store located at 3400 George Washington Highway. The suspect was gone when police arrived, but detectives were able to identify Travis Jones as the suspect in the robbery. Arrest warrants were issued for Jones, charging him with Robbery and Use or Display Firearm in Commission of a Felony.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was asked to locate and arrest Jones based on these outstanding warrants. The fugitive investigation for the armed and dangerous suspect came to a safe conclusion yesterday. U.S. Marshals took Jones into custody without incident at a residence on the 3000 block of Welcome Road in Chesapeake.

Jones is being held at the 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 33,300 federal fugitives, 66,300 state and local fugitives and 11,700 sex offenders in 2015. 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.

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