GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Two suspects wanted in Virginia were captured in Greensboro on Thursday by U.S. Marshals.
The U.S. Marshals Service told WFMY News 2 Akim Tyrell Smith and James Elliot Murphy, both 22 years old, were arrested Thursday morning by their Joint Fugitive Task Force and Greensboro Police.
Smith was wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from the Western District of Virginia for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.
Murphy was wanted by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia for strangling his girlfriend according to U.S. Marshals.
As a result of the marshals' investigation, they found the two suspects were living at an apartment on Greenbriar Road in Greensboro. Officers surrounded the building and entered the apartment, resulting in Smith and Murphy being taken into custody without incident