Concord, NC – On May 20, 2015 around 7:00 a.m., Hayward Tarver (aka Richard Tarver), a 34 year old male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Middle District of North Carolina Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) with the assistance of the Concord Police Department. Tarver’s arrest stemmed from a five count Federal Indictment out of the Western District of New York (W/NY) for possession with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; possession of heroin with intent to distribute; maintaining a drug-involved premises; and unlawful possession of marijuana. The aforesaid Indictment was returned by the Grand Jury and an arrest warrant was issued on November 21, 2013. A Superseding Indictment, to include multiple weapons charges, was returned by the Grand Jury in W/NY in May 2015.
The U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force in Buffalo, NY requested the assistance of the JFTF in apprehending Tarver. In the early morning hours of May 20, 2015, the JFTF and the Concord Police Department conducted surveillance at the 200 block of Academy Avenue NW. Information was developed that Tarver was inside a residence. The JFTF made numerous attempts to get Tarver to surrender, but he refused. The USMS breached the front door and entry was made into the house. Tarver came out of a bedroom and surrendered without incident. Tarver was arrested and transported to the Federal Building in Winston-Salem, NC where he is scheduled for a first appearance.
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.