Marshals arrest Ga. murder suspect in Suffolk

Published 8:10 pm Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Georgia man wanted for homicide was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Suffolk.

Steve Anthony Fort, 20, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at a home in the 6000 block of Old College Drive, according to a press release from Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Leuer.

Fort is accused of shooting a man to death during an armed robbery in Macon, Ga., on July 21.

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About 2 p.m. Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals in Georgia developed information that Fort may be hiding at a home in Suffolk and immediately contacted U.S. Marshals in Norfolk, according to the press release.

After setting up positions around the suspect residence, which belongs to a friend of Fort, and confirming Fort was inside, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force took Fort into custody without incident about 3:30 p.m.

Fort is being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail while awaiting extradition to Georgia.

This is the fourth homicide suspect arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Hampton Roads during the past week.