U.S. Marshals arrest 2 wanted fugitives in the region

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:53 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The U.S. Marshals Service made two arrests of wanted fugitives on Friday, one in Charlotte, the second in Winston Salem.

John Claybourne, a fugitive wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department, was picked up following a traffic stop on  Rozzelles Ferry Road Friday morning.

Claybourne fled to Charlotte to avoid prosecution on outstanding robbery and homicide charges, officials say.

Then, Friday afternoon, 34-year-old Michael Gerald Wesley, a "Baltimore City Most Wanted Fugitive", was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Winston-Salem.

Authorities say Wesley attempted to evade capture by hiding his face and retreating into a nearby business after officials spotted him at a bus stop.

Wesley is wanted in Maryland for first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a dangerous weapon with intent to cause injury.

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