Friday, January 16, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest Two Wanted for Chesapeake Drive-by Shooting

Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Taquan Worsley and Jamar Gay. Worsley and Gay were wanted by Chesapeake Police Department in connection to a drive-by shooting that injured three people.

On the evening of November 23rd, 2014, two adult males and one juvenile male were standing outside on the 1400 block of Martin Avenue in Chesapeake, when a vehicle allegedly drove by and fired multiple shots at them. All three were shot in the lower leg area and sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Chesapeake Police Department’s investigation showed Taquan Worsley and Jamar Gay as lead suspects in the triple-shooting. Warrants were obtained charging both men with three counts of malicious wounding and three counts of possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. In December of 2014, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force adopted the case from Chesapeake, and began tracking down the two wanted men. It was believed both men were hiding out together somewhere in Hampton Roads.

On January 15th, investigators were able to narrow down the whereabouts of the two fugitives. Around 1:00 this afternoon, Worsley and Gay were spotted walking together near the intersection of Ashaway Road & Spring Garden Lane in Virginia Beach. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Detectives from the Virginia Beach Fugitive Unit quickly swooped in on the two fugitives and apprehended both men without incident. Worsley and Gay are being held at Chesapeake 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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