U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Couple Wanted for Assaulting Police Officer

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Martinsburg, WV
– On December 14, 2021, members of the U.S.
Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force arrested Jason Fletcher, 42,
and Farrah Fletcher, 44, both of Martinsburg, WV. Jason Fletcher was
wanted, out of Berkeley County West Virginia, for unlawful assault on a
law enforcement officer. These charges stemmed from an incident that
occurred on December 12, 2021, when Jason Fletcher fled in a vehicle
after a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, an Martinsburg Police
Department officer attempted to arrest Mr. Fletcher on an outstanding
battery warrant. Mr. Fletcher became non-compliant and fled in his
vehicle. The officer became entagled with the vehicle and was dragged
down the street. The officer was eventually freed from the car but
sustained multiple injuries. A warrant was also issued for Farrah
Fletcher, who was a passenger in the vehicle, for her role in the
incident.

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The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task
Force developed information that the Fletchers were staying at the Days
Inn in Charles Town, WV. Jason and Farrah Fletcher were taken into
custody, at this location, on December 14, 2021 at approximately 1300
hours.

“We are always highly motivated to locate and
apprehend violent fugitives, but anytime a case comes across our desk
where one of our own was injured, we make it a top priority and exhaust
all resources to apprehend those responsible as swiftly as possible.
This was the case here as all of the local departments dedicated
resources to capture these fugitives in a timely manner, ” said Acting
U.S. Marshal Terry Moore.

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The law enforcement agencies involved in the
arrest of the Fletchers were the Martinsburg Police Department,
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office,
Charles Town Police Department, West Virginia State Police, West
Virginia Department of Corrections, and United States Marshals Service.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest
federal law enforcement agency, having served the country since 1789.

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

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