U.S. Marshals Seek Shore Man on Attempted Murder Charge

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James "RJ" Northan

Staff Report —

U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s assistance to track down a Bloods gang member on the run from attempted murder charges in Accomack County.

According to a U.S. Marshals Service Press Release, Robert “RJ” James Northan Jr., 34, was last seen nearly three weeks ago. He is likely hiding out on the Eastern Shore of Virginia or in Maryland.

On March 25, investigators with the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shooting on Tyler Lane and found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. As a result of their investigation, arrest warrants were obtained charging Northan with attempted murder, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is working with authorities on the Eastern Shore to locate Northan, who is known to frequent an address on the 25000 block of Dennis Drive, in Parksley. He may also be in the Salisbury, Md., area. Northan is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. Northan should be considered armed and dangerous.

“The public should rest assured that the men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service, and their state and local task force partners, will not stop until this fugitive is in custody. It is most certainly in the best interest of the fugitive to immediately surrender to authorities and face the charges against him. I appreciate the efforts of the citizens of the commonwealth in assisting law enforcement with bringing closure to this case. Working together, we can all ensure the safety of the public here in Eastern Virginia,” said U.S. Marshal Nick E. Proffitt.

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