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US Marshals arrest accused murderer


News Release
Thursday, August 12, 2010 – 6:15 p.m.

The U. S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of North Carolina, Violent Fugitive Task Force has apprehended a man wanted for murder in the city of Wilmington.

Quentin (NMN) Rhodes, d.o.b. 12–16-1991, of Roseboro, NC, was captured at about 12:30 p.m. today (Thursday) in Spring Lake by members of the U. S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, Fayetteville Division. Rhodes was transferred to the custody of the Violent Fugitive Task Force, Wilmington Division and transported back to the city late Thursday afternoon.

Rhodes has been charged with last month’s murder of Quincey Diallo Rhodes, age 38, of Wilmington. Victim Rhodes (no relation to the suspect) was found lying on the sidewalk in the 900 block of Rankin Street around 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, July 27th. He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he died of a gunshot wound.

After identifying the suspect and obtaining a warrant for Quentin Rhodes, WPD investigators turned the case over to the U. S. Marshals Eastern District of North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Quentin Rhodes is charged tonight with First Degree Murder. He is being transported to the New Hanover County detention facility where it is likely that he will be held without bond. His booking photo will be released when it becomes available.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, Eastern District of North Carolina, is a team comprising law enforcement officers from throughout the region, including the Wilmington Police Department and the Fayetteville Police Department. The Task Force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives. Last year, U.S. Marshals task forces arrested more than 73,000 state and local fugitives. Annually, the U.S. Marshals Service arrests more federal fugitives than all other federal agencies combined.

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