Staff Report —
A man wanted in Accomack County on an attempted murder charge was arrested in Maryland on Thursday, April 23.
Robert James Northan Jr., 34, of Parksley, was arrested at around 9:45 a.m. at a Pocomoke, Md. hotel by U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members from Norfolk, Va., and Salisbury, Md., according to a press release from the U. S. Marshals Office in Norfolk.
The arrest was the result of an investigation involving the U.S. Marshals, FBI, Accomack Sheriff’s Office, Northampton Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Maryland State Police, Eastern Shore Drug Task Force, and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.
“I would like to thank the U.S. Marshals and all the agencies involved with this team effort in bringing this fugitive to justice,” said Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells.
Police had been looking for Northan after a March 25 shooting on Tyler Lane near Accomac.
When deputies arrived, they found Donald Veney, 26, of Accomac, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Wessells.
The press release from the U. S. Marshals Office described Northan as a Bloods gang member.
Northan is being held at the Worcester County Detention Center awaiting return to Virginia.