U.S. Marshals arrest wanted fugitive at local construction site


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A man wanted for an armed robbery and home invasion in Georgia was arrested in New Hanover County

A spokesperson with the U.S. Marshals Service says the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Emery Tejada-Wandique, 33, at a construction site in Carolina Beach.

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Tejada-Wandique, a citizen of Honduras, was arrested around 5:00 p.m. on February 16.

He’s wanted by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office for armed robbery and firearms charges stemming from a home invasion which allegedly happened earlier this month. He also faces charges of illegal re-entry into the U.S.