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US marshals round up 152 fugitives in Cumberland County

Posted July 19, 2012

— Local, state and federal law enforcement officials swept up 152 wanted people and seized drugs and firearms during an operation in Cumberland County Tuesday.

The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday that Operation Swift Justice was conducted to catch the county's most wanted fugitives. The suspects were wanted for a variety of offenses including assault, firearms, narcotics, and probation violation. 

Among the most notable arrests were Teyah Butler, 20, who was wanted by the FBI on robbery, kidnapping and conspiracy charges, and Brendell Davis, 42, who was wanted by Greensboro police on assault, robbery, kidnapping and other charges. 

U.S. marshals arrested Davis once before when he was wanted in a 2010 shooting in Fayetteville.

In addition to the arrests, officials say 202 warrants were served. More arrests are expected as officers follow up on information gathered during the operation.


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  • gabewilliams12 Jul 20, 2012

    Way to go FPD!!! My question is why was Brendal Davis out of jail? The judges need to start giving out harsher sentences. Stop with the daym plea deals.

  • Retired07 Jul 20, 2012

    It is so sad to see Fayetteville spiral down to the level of Rocky Mount, Durham and the like. So much military presence and honorable things happen in this city to be undermined by this element of our society.

  • loprestw Jul 20, 2012

    There were given 500 warrants and only 152 was served. People need to know Fayetteville opens its jail every friday to make room for new arrests with their promise to go to court. When they don't go to court no one goes after them. Crimminals come from other cities to commit crimes because they know they will be released and no one will come after them. This is why other counties are here chasing them now. FPD can't even pull a car over or they will be accused of racial profiling. Fayettevilee IS a safe haven for crimminals.