Police take federal fugitive into custody in Wytheville early Friday morning

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(Photos: Courtesy Wytheville Police Department)

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Members of the Wytheville Police Department managed to track down a federal fugitive and take him into custody early Friday morning at a local motel.

Police say they were alerted by the U.S. Marshal Service that a federal fugitive was possibly in the Wytheville area. After receiving information about the wanted individual and a vehicle description, both officers and detectives remained on the lookout for this person.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, the department says a patrol unit spotted the vehicle in question parked at a local motel.

Officers and detectives then set up a perimeter around the motel, and at approximately 4:30 a.m., police took 39-year-old Tremaine Kapp of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was taken into custody without incident.

According to the department, Kapp was wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service for violation of federal probation on previous narcotics charges.

Kapp — who was held by the Wytheville Police Department until the Marshals took custody — is set to appear before a federal judge on Friday, officials say.

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