Greensboro, NC – This morning at 10:00 AM, Tristan Datre Payne, a 24 year old, Black Male, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). On May 30, 2014, warrants were issued by the Myrtle Beach Police Department in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for Accessory After the Fact of Attempted Murder. This charge stemmed from a May 24, 2014 shooting incident that occurred during a week-long bike rally.
Members of the JFTF began conducting surveillance in the area of 435 Guilford College Road in an effort to locate and arrest Payne. At approximately 9:35 hours, Payne was positively identified as a passenger in a Nissan Altima. Members of the JFTF converged on the vehicle and took Payne into custody without incident. At the time of the arrest, Payne was in possession of a stolen handgun and ammunition.
The Greensboro Police Department charged Payne with Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession of Stolen Firearm, and Fugitive from Justice for the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Accessory After the Fact of Attempted Murder charge. Payne was also served with an outstanding Guilford County Order for Arrest for failing to appear on a misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge. Payne was given a $266,000 bond for all his charges.
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.