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U.S. Marshals make several significant arrests during Operation Violence Reduction

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-17 17:21:07-04

Norfolk, Va. – More than 40 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals are now off the streets in Hampton Roads after a U.S. Marshals led-enforcement initiative was conducted to reduce violent crime.

Operation Violence Reduction was a part of the USMS national initiative that resulted in more than 7,100 arrests between March 2nd and April 10th.

Significant arrests in Hampton Roads included:

  • Jermaine Rogers was arrested March 20th. He was wanted by Norfolk Police for the murder of Johnny Williams that occurred less than 12 hours before his arrest. He was found at a friend’s house in Portsmouth and was apprehended without incident.
  • Andre Vaunquez Perry was arrested on April 1st in Newport News. He was wanted by Prince William County on outstanding warrants stemming from a shooting that took place March 21st in Dumfries, Va. A firearm was seized when he was taken into custody.
  • Michael Thornton was arrested March 20th in Norfolk. He was wanted by Newport News Police multiple violent incidents throughout Hampton Roads.
  • Teon Garland was arrested March 3rd in Portsmouth. He was wanted in Portsmouth for the sexual assault of a female until the age of 16 back in 2013. He was also wanted by Chesapeake Police for probation violation.
  • Delvonne “Lil Ray” Smith was arrested April 8th in Portsmouth. He was wanted by Norfolk Police with outstanding warrants for Robbery and Malicious Wounding stemming from a violent robbery that occurred in Norfolk on March 18th.
  • Dontae Frink was arrested on March 26th in Newport News. He was wanted for a robbery that occurred in January. He was previously arrested by U.S. Marshals in 2005 for multiple charges stemming from a shooting.
  • Kawon Roberts was arrested April 3rd in Virginia Beach. He was wanted by Norfolk Police for a malicious wounding after a domestic incident that occurred on March 30th. He was taken into custody without incident after negotiating with police during a brief standoff.