U.S. Marshals Increase Reward to $10,000 for Information on Asheville Murder Suspect

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Washington, D.C.
– The U.S. Marshals are offering a
$10,000 reward for information leading
to the arrest of a man wanted by the Asheville Police Department on a
first-degree murder charge following a Nov. 28, 2020, killing of a
teenager.

Dionate Whitson, 19, has connections to
Greenville, Charlotte and Asheville, N.C., as well as Atlanta, and could
be living among the homeless populations in those areas, according to
investigators with the U.S. Marshals-led Carolinas Regional Fugitive
Task Force, who adopted the case in December 2020.

“The U.S. Marshals Service is dedicated to
finding and arresting Dionate Whitson, but we need the public’s help,”
said Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force Commander Jamaal Thompson.
“I encourage anyone with any information about this fugitive to come
forward and help us find justice for the victim of his crime.”

Whitson is described as a black male with brown
eyes and black hair (photos below). He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and
weighs approximately 150 pounds. He should be considered armed and
dangerous.
Anyone with information on Whitson’s whereabouts should
contact the U.S. Marshals Service 1-877-WANTED2 or use the
USMS Tips App. Your information
will be taken in strict confidence. Your anonymity is guaranteed. You
will never have to give your name or have to testify in court.


Dionate Whitson


Dionate Whitson

The USMS leads eight regional fugitive task
forces — interagency teams of criminal investigators dedicated to the
location and apprehension of local, state, and federal fugitives.

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

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