Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Man Responsible for School Lockdown Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Pfafftown, NC

Pfafftown, NC - The man who is responsible for the Kernersville Middle School being placed on lockdown Monday afternoon is in custody. Today, Benjamin Martin, a 23 year old, Black Male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). Martin was wanted by the Department of Community Corrections - Probation/Parole for absconding Post-Release for the Sell of a Schedule II controlled substance. Martin also had an outstanding warrant which was issued by the Greensboro Police Department for Possession of Marijuana.

As JFTF approached Donnell Villas apartment 5-D in Kernersville yesterday, Martin jumped out of a bedroom window and eluded arrest. Investigators spent countless hours conducting surveillance and
interviews attempting to locate Martin. Their efforts paid off when Investigators received valuable information on Martin's whereabouts. The JFTF verified the information, converged on and surrounded 7010 Robinhood Road in Pfafftown, NC. During the arrest Martin concealed himself in the attic of the residence in an attempt to elude arrest again. Members of the JFTF located Martin in the attic and pulled him down as Martin continued to resist. JFTF transported Martin to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he is currently being held.

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.

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