Greensboro, NC – This morning, Demetrius Lamont Gainey, a 34 year old, Black Male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF). During a burglary on July 23, 2013, Gainey was alleged to have taken multiple weapons including an AK47 rifle. On August 16, 2013, warrants were issued for Gainey by the High Point Police Department (HPPD) for Second Degree Burglary, Larceny of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by Felon. Gainey had been named numerous times as a suspect in subsequent criminal activity in and around High Point, North Carolina.
Investigators with the U.S. Marshal Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) have spent countless hours conducting surveillance and interviews and had followed up on hundreds of Crimestopper tips with little success in locating Gainey. Their efforts paid off when Investigators received valuable information leading them to Gainey’s whereabouts. The information was forwarded to the SERFTF in Atlanta, Georgia. Surveillance was conducted at an Atlanta area motel where Gainey was located and apprehended ending his fourteen month run as a fugitive.
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.