Wednesday, November 26, 2014

U.S. Marshals Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect

Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Dominique Griffin. Griffin was wanted by the Portsmouth Police Department for attempted murder and firearm by felon. These charges stemmed from an incident at the Wawa on Victory Boulevard in the City of Portsmouth.

Investigators allege that Griffin got into an argument with two individuals inside the store. These two people got into their car and while driving away, Griffin opened fire on the vehicle, hitting the car multiple times. Thankfully, nobody inside the vehicle was struck.

This afternoon, Griffin was arrested at a home in the 1000 block of Warfield Dr. Portsmouth, VA. Investigators were able to develop information that Griffin may be hiding out at this address, and once Griffin’s whereabouts were confirmed, deputy U.S. Marshals and their task force partners converged. After a few tense minutes, Griffin came out of the house and was taken into custody without incident.

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—which is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year— arrested more than 36,050 federal fugitives arrested more than 36,050 federal fugitives, 74,000 state and local fugitives and 11,800 sex offenders in 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.

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