US Marshals, Durham police capture man wanted in NJ homicide

Shahard Lamar Harvey
Shahard Lamar Harvey

The long arm of the law reached from New Jersey to Durham when a man wanted in a 2015 homicide was arrested by a U.S. Marshals task force and Durham police, the marshals service said.

In a statement, the marshals said they tracked Shahard Lamar Harvey, 21, to a townhouse at 4117 Lillington Drive, off Danube Lane on Wednesday afternoon, and they and Durham police took him into custody without incident after he was seen walking out of the building.

Prosecutors in Hudson County, N.J., where Jersey City is, issued arrest warrants last June charging Harvey with murder and two gun-possession crimes, the marshals service office in Greensboro said. Durham is part of the federal court system’s middle district, which is based in Greensboro.

The service runs the district’s Joint Fugitive Task Force, which blends marshals and state and local police, including officers from Durham, who are deputized as federal marshals to give them jurisdiction to arrest suspects anywhere in the nation.

Harvey was being held without bail at the Durham County Detention Center while New Jersey officials seek his extradition north to face their charges.