U.S. Marshals and Virginia State Police Conduct Operation ‘River City Sweep’

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Richmond, VA
– U.S. Marshals from the Eastern District of
Virginia and Eastern District of North Carolina along with Virginia
State Police announce the completion of “River City Sweep”. The four-day
operation began on May 18th and concluded on May 21st. The city of
Richmond, Petersburg, Chesterfield, and Hopewell were focal points of
the operation. During this operation, eight non-compliant sex offenders
were arrested, closing 24 outstanding warrants. Four of the arrestees
were Virginia Department of Corrections most wanted fugitives. U.S.
Marshals are still actively working other cases and will continue to
generate leads that will assist in the apprehension of other
non-compliant sex offenders.

“I am proud of the Deputy Marshals, task force
officers, and our federal, state and local law enforcement partners for
the work they did this week with these sex offender investigations, and
for what they do each day. The results of this operation speak for
themselves and are indicative of the strength of the law enforcement
cooperation we enjoy here in Eastern Virginia. It is my hope that the
efforts will demonstrate to our citizens that we are committed to
keeping our communities safe, and free from those with the intent to
cause harm. I am honored and humbled that the Marshals Service is a part
of this team of professional, dedicated, public servants”, stated U.S.
Marshal Nick Proffitt of the Eastern District of Virginia.

The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in
Richmond consists of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service,
Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Corrections, U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s
Office and the Richmond, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell
Police Departments.

For more information on the Virginia Sex Offender
and Crimes Against Minors Registry,
click on

http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor
.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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