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Hopewell police searching for fugitive Malcolm Geter

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's Fugitive Friday in the Call 12 center and law enforcement officers are standing by to take your calls with information on Central Virginia's most dangerous fugitives.

This weeks featured fugitive is Malcolm Geter. He's wanted by the Hopewell Police Department on six charges stemming from two separate incidents.

Police say the first crime happened in March of 2008 at the Towne Square Apartment Complex in Hopewell.

Geter allegedly had an argument with a friend that turned physical.  When the victim tried to get help, police say Geter intervened.

"He did not allow the victim to dial 911 using a cell phone. During that incident it is alleged that a firearm was displayed," said officer Robert Stamper, Hopewell Police Department.

Police say Geter struck again earlier this year when he took an acquaintances' vehicle.

"Which means he took the vehicle without the owners permission, he didn't steal it because he was known by the owner of the vehicle which was later recovered," Stamper said.

Police believe Malcolm Geter is still in the area.

"He is known to visit Warrior Street in Petersburg and other areas of Petersburg," he said.

Police are asking for your help to get Geter off the streets.

"Guys like him intimidate other people through the use of force and they're a threat in that sense to society. If they've done it to one, they are going to do it again," Stamper said.

For anyone with information on Geter's whereabouts police have this message.

"You're not allowing the victim to be able to receive the justice that they deserve. During the holiday season it'd be the perfect gift, to do the right thing, to be able to tell us where he is so we can apprehend him," he said.

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