US Marshals capture dangerous fugitive in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The US Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force located and arrested wanted Petersburg homicide suspect Alphelious Jones without incident shortly after noon on Wednesday.

Law enforcement authorities found Jones thanks to overwhelming community support and cooperation. He is being held without bond in Petersburg City Jail for his involvement in the shooting death of Brandon Mason on June 23 in the 900 block of Rome Street.

He is being charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.