Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Gerald Leland Griffin. The 46 year-old Griffin was wanted out of Delaware with an outstanding warrant for Rape Second Degree.
Griffin, who is classified as a Violent Sex Offender, was convicted of rape in Newport News back in 1989 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. On June 23, 2015, Griffin was indicted in New Castle County, Delaware, for allegedly raping a female that was known to him in late 2014. On July 28, 2015, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Griffin based off information provided by the U.S. Marshals in Delaware. Griffin was taken into custody without incident at a residence on the 1700 block of Chestnut Avenue in Newport News around 11:00 A.M.
Griffin is currently being held at Newport News City Jail awaiting extradition to Delaware.
The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, 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 33,700 federal fugitives, 71,000 state and local fugitives and 11,600 sex offenders in 2014. 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.