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Portsmouth fugitive captured in North Carolina

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Posted at 7:17 PM, Oct 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-04 19:17:03-04

Portsmouth, Va. – A 25-year-old fugitive who was wanted in Portsmouth has now been captured in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Police say Jason Christopher McCoy was captured at 11:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

He was indicted back in 2012 in connection to a homicide that occurred in June of 2005. McCoy was found in Mecklenburg, NC and was picked up by Portsmouth Police. He was then served with outstanding indictments for murder, attempted robbery, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and wearing a mask in public.

McCoy was then in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office. He was granted bond in March 2012 and placed on house arrest and electronic monitoring pending his court date.

Police say McCoy failed to appear in court on July 29th, 2013.

U.S. Marshals and the Portsmouth Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit worked together to obtain information that led to McCoy’s capture.

He is now in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department and is pending an extradition hearing.