Newport News Police locate fugitive homicide suspect after search near Roanoke Avenue

Posted at 1:09 PM, Sep 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 14:13:18-04

Newport News Police with the Virginia State Police and U.S. Marshal Service said they located a wanted man in connection to a homicide.

Booker T. Washington Middle School was placed on lockdown and officers were placed on the campus as a precaution while the search was underway.

Authorities were searching for Travis Jefferson, 27, in surrounding areas near 35th. Street and Roanoke Avenue. Jefferson is charged with first-degree murder in a homicide in Fayetteville, North Carolina.