Thursday, January 29, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest Child Neglect Suspect

Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Andre Anthony Williams. Williams was wanted by the Norfolk Police Department for Felony Abuse & Neglect of Children.

In September 2014, a felony warrant was issued out of Norfolk for Williams’ arrest in relation to an incident that occurred earlier in the year. In January 2015, Norfolk Police Department asked for the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in locating and apprehending Williams. Investigation by Deputy Marshals showed that Williams had not gone far, and was believed to still be residing in Hampton Roads.

On January 29th, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was able to confirm Williams was still in this area. Around 4:00 PM Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers observed Williams exiting a residence near Palmyra Street and Denver Avenue in Norfolk. Williams was taken into custody seconds later without incident in the driveway of the residence. Williams is currently being held at Norfolk City Jail.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive 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 36,050 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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