Norfolk, VA – The United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert W. Mathieson, announces the capture of Monte Robinson. Robinson was wanted out of the city of Suffolk for homicide and other gun charges related to the murder.
The Suffolk Police Department and USMS Fugitive Task Force in Norfolk have been working together since the homicide to locate Robinson in his flight from prosecution. It is believed that Robinson fled the area after the murder.
The Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF), in Atlanta, received information about possible whereabouts of Robinson. Deputies in Norfolk, in coordination with Suffolk Police, were able to provide key details regarding the fugitive and possible family members. This morning at approximately 10:45am, Robinson’s flight from justice ended as he was identified by SERFTF surveillance teams exiting a residence off of Torch Hill Rd, in Columbus, GA. Robinson was immediately placed under arrest by members of USMS SERFTF and the Columbus Police Department.
The U.S. Marshals led task force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department, 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 36,000 federal fugitives, 86,700 state and local fugitives, and 11,800 sex offenders in fiscal year 2013. 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.