N.Y. fugitive found in Charlotte; arrested by U.S. Marshals

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

A major fugitive wanted on an outstanding federal escape warrant has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force.

The Violent Offender Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, led by U.S. Marshals in Charlotte.

Walker Washington, who had been confined in Bronx, N.Y., at a residential reentry service, a contract facility of the Bureau of Prisons, escaped from the facility on July 11.

Washington was being held at this facility after being convicted in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for mail fraud.

After conducting surveillance and field interviews, he was found to be in the area before being arrested.

Washington is currently being held without bond in the Mecklenburg County Jail, pending further court proceedings.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by marshals than all other federal agencies combined.