HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The U.S. Marshals service just wrapped up a six-week — nationwide — search for some of the most violent criminals.
The initiative, called Operation Violence Reduction, netted more than 8,000 criminals, including more than 30 dangerous criminals wanted for crimes in Hampton Roads.
Agents with the U.S. Marhsal’s office went door-to-door across America over the past month.
In Atlanta, they apprehended Roderick Britt, Andre Keel, and Jalon Trotter. The three men were wanted for a triple shooting in Portsmouth that left one person dead. Police say the three face homicide charges for killing a 17-year-old last may on Deep Creek Boulevard.
It’s not clear how long the men were on the run.
They were originally charged in September of 2015, but those charges were withdrawn. Prosecutors re-filed homicide charges last month – a few weeks before marshals tracked them down.
The marshals service in Norfolk arrested, Tio Lewis. They say he committed sex crimes, and his victim was a minor.
In Newport News, they arrested 33-year-old Jason Georgen who was wanted on two rape charges.
The U.S. Marshal service says that in addition to rounding fugitives, they also rescued 17 children nationwide who were victims of abductions.