U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted for 2012 homicide in Smithfield

Posted at 1:44 PM, May 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-23 13:44:49-04

Norfolk, Va. – U.S. Marshals have arrested a man wanted in Smithfield for a 2012 homicide.

Shymeek Stanfield was spotted driving away from an apartment in the 4100 block of Declaration Dr. in Yorktown on Friday and was pulled over and arrested without incident.

Stanfield is currently in the Smithfield jail awaiting prosecution.

Stanfield was wanted in the death of Travis Newby, who was shot and killed in his apartment after an attempted robbery in December of 2012.

Chief Bowman of the Smithfield Police Department stated, “I am pleased with the cooperation and the swift response by the US Marshals, their Task Force agencies and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s office”.

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.