Richmond, VA – In the late morning hours of April 1st, the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Kentucky arrested a man who had been wanted for more than a year on a Failure to Appear charge in Dinwiddie, Virginia. That charge stemmed from a 2013 conviction of Rape. Douglas “Scott” McBride jumped bond and never showed for his 2013 sentencing hearing in the Dinwiddie Circuit Court.
After an extensive, 18 month long fugitive investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Diwniddie County Investigators, the team developed information that McBride was likely hiding out in Lexington, Kentucky. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond asked the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Lexington for assistance earlier in the week. The team developed information leading them to an address in the 600 Block of Pasadena Drive where McBride was believed to have been residing for the past 8 months. The resident initially denied that McBride was inside the home, however, task force members advised the home owner that through countless hours of interviews and investigation techniques, they knew McBride was inside. Task Force members were granted access and McBride was found hiding in a back bedroom. McBride was forced on to the bed and handcuffed after initially failing to obey task force commands. After his arrest, McBride asked task force members, “How did you find me?” Task force members replied, “With good investigative work.”
McBride was found to have 18 marijuana plants growing in his room along with approximately 1,800 controlled pills. Additional charges were placed on him by the Lexington Police Department for the trafficking of these drugs.
“The apprehension of this fugitive is a direct result of the perseverance of our investigators and the interagency cooperation that exists on our fugitive task forces. Our citizens can rest a little easier tonight knowing this convicted child rapist is behind bars,” said U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson.
The USMS Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond consists of investigators for the U.S. Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Corrections, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Richmond, Chesterfield, and Hopewell Police Departments.