Fugitive Busts Through Wall, Can’t Hide From Cops

View Comments
Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond apartment’s thin walls allowed a fugitive to run, but he couldn’t hide from federal marshals.

Federal authorities say 33-year-old Shawn Rives of Petersburg was apprehended Tuesday, more than three months after he allegedly failed to appear in court for arraignment on cocaine distribution charges.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, the U.S. Marshal Service and the FBI found Rives at a Richmond apartment complex Tuesday morning. As marshals entered the apartment, Rives kicked through the drywall of a closet and squeezed through the wall and into a 5-year-old girl’s bedroom in the next door apartment where he unsuccessfully tried to hide.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,655 other followers