Captured fugitive faces 10 years

Published 9:54 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

A fugitive from Georgia who was captured by U.S. Marshals in Suffolk in January pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that could net him 10 years in federal prison upon his sentencing in July.

When he was captured by marshals at a Suffolk hotel on Jan. 6, David Webb, 40, a convicted felon, was on the run from police in Dekalb and Chatham County, Ga., where he was facing multiple outstanding arrest warrants.

He had previously eluded police at least three times, according to a press release from the office of Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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In one of those instances, Webb had escaped police by jumping from the back window of a hotel and then hiding in an alligator-infested swamp.

Boente stated that Webb had used a variety of aliases and falsified identity documents to elude capture. When they arrested him, marshals found Webb in possession of more than a dozen driver’s licenses with his photo under various different names, as well as five different social security cards bearing names that were not his, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs identification card and a U.S. Military Common Access Card bearing his photo and claiming that he was a U.S. Army sergeant.

The driver’s licenses were purportedly issued from Texas, Nebraska, Illinois, Connecticut, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Washington, D.C., Boente stated in the release.

Marshals also found methamphetamines, $7,300 in cash, a digital scale, drug packaging materials, ammunition and three firearms, including one whose serial number had been destroyed.

Webb faces sentencing in federal court on July 5. He could receive up to 10 years in federal prison for being a fugitive from justice in possession of firearms and ammunition.