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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Accessory to Murder Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Winston-Salem, North Carolina



Winston-Salem, NC - Last night at 8:50 PM, Sierras Deshun Cobb, a 39 year old male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the Winston-Salem Police Department SWAT Team. On May 27, 2015, warrants were issued charging Cobb with Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder. The charge stems from an incident in which the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a shooting at the 1600 block of East 25th Street. Upon arrival officers discovered Delmorio Lamontae Blockson had been fatally shot. Anthony Ordell Abran was taken into custody the night of May 28, 2015, and charged with the murder of Blockson.

On June 1, 2015, investigative efforts led the JFTF to the 2100 block of Westminister Court in Winston-Salem. Their efforts paid off when Cobb was positively identified inside a residence. The JFTF and the Winston-Salem Police Department SWAT Team surrounded and converged on the residence taking Cobb into custody without incident. Cobb was subsequently charged with Firearm by a Convicted Felon as a result of a handgun being seized at the time of his arrest. Cobb was transported to the Forsyth County Jail where he is currently being held on the alleged charge.

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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