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U.S. Marshals capture Eastern Shore gang member wanted on attempted murder charges

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 13:30:22-04

ACCOMACK Co., Va. - A Bloods gang member wanted on attempted murder charges in Accomack County was captured Thursday in Maryland, according to the United States Marshals.

Robert “RJ” James Northan Jr., 34, was arrested as a result of an extensive multi-agency fugitive investigation. His charges stemmed from a March 25 incident.

U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force members from Norfolk, Virginia and Salisbury, Maryland arrested Northan at a hotel in Pocomoke City, Maryland. The arrest was the result of an extensive fugitive investigation involving the U.S. Marshals, FBI, Accomack Sheriff’s Office, Northampton Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Maryland State Police, Eastern Shore Drug Task Force and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.

"I would like to thank the U.S. Marshals and all the agencies involved with this team effort in bringing this fugitive to justice," said Accomack Sheriff W. Todd Wessells.

"I am routinely humbled by the tenacity and the 'never give up' attitude displayed by Deputy Marshals and our state and local law enforcement partners. Despite the significantly increased risk to law enforcement during the crisis caused by the ongoing viral pandemic, the public should take comfort in knowing that the Marshals Service and their partners are still on the street every day helping to ensure that the public is protected from dangerous groups and individuals," said U.S. Marshal Nick E. Proffitt. "Cases like this, under these circumstances, should give the citizens here in Virginia piece of mind in knowing that the Marshals Service works daily to serve the public with Justice, Integrity and Service."