Monday, September 14, 2015

Task Force Arrests Man Wanted for Rape of Child in Colfax, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC – On Sept. 14, 2015, at approximately 11:00 am, George Lamont Byrd, 44, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task (JFTF) out of Greensboro, NC. On Sept. 11, 2015, charges were taken out on Byrd by the Winston-Salem Police Department. Byrd was charged with four counts of statutory rape and four counts of indecent liberties with a child. According to the warrant the alleged offenses took place from June 2003 to June 2004.

Information developed this morning indicated that Byrd was possibly working in the Colfax area. Investigators verified the information and Byrd was taken into custody at his place of employment. Byrd was arrested without incident at Tenn-Tex Plastics located at 8011 National Service Road in Colfax. Byrd was transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he is currently being held on a $280,000 bond.

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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