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U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive after 23 years at-large

Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert W. Mathieson, announces the capture of Jeffrey Martin. Mr. Martin was wanted out of Montgomery, AL for failure to appear on a charge of 1st degree robbery.

Mr. Martin was suspected of robbery in 1990, and was actually arrested on that charge. Martin was able to make bond, but then disappeared. For the next 23 years Martin was able to elude capture by constantly moving across the county. Mr. Martin has previously been profiled on Crime Stoppers in Montgomery, which led to numerous tips to his whereabouts. Thanks to one of those tips, Mr. Martin’s time as a fugitive ended this morning when he was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Norfolk, without incident. Mr. Martin is currently in custody in Norfolk, VA awaiting extradition back to Alabama to face charges.

The U.S. Marshals led task force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department, 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 36,000 federal fugitives, 86,700 state and local fugitives, and 11,800 sex offenders in fiscal year 2013. 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.

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