ELIZABETH CITY, NC- Operation Tightrope is over and the U.S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of North Carolina, says the two-day operation ended with the arrests of 108 fugitives and the service of 161 warrants. Additionally, 12 probation absconders were arrested and brought back under the supervision of the state probation officers.
Others involved in the warrant operation were the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office, Elizabeth City Police Department, N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement, and N.C. Division of Community Corrections.
In announcing the first-of-its kind operation for the agencies, Marshals Service officials noted five arrests they call significant:.
-Cory Christopher Revelle, 28, is charged with discharge firearm into occupied property, assault with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and probation violation.
-Melvin Sutton, 43, is accused of felony possession of cocaine
-Holly Marie Higgins, 32, was arrested on charges of assault inflicting serious injury, resisting arrest and probation violation
-Osman Martinez, 37, was wanted for assault by strangulation
-Javona Marie Jones, 26, was arrested on a charge of felony probation violation
'The goal of Operation Tightrope is simple to hold individuals accountable for their actions. The success of Operation Tightrope is the result of the United States Marshals Service partnering with other Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies to relay a message to these criminals, and that message is that they can't hide in Eastern North Carolina,' said Scott Parker, United States Marshal.
Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright was happy with the results.
'It was significant because of the amount of Intel gathered and the drugs and guns that were removed from our streets, which will go a long way in solving other crimes that the local agencies are working on. This is just one of many operations that local agencies are going to be working on to combat the gun and shooting violence in our communities, as well as other crimes. There is more to come,' he promised.