2 Virginia suspects captured in Greensboro by US Marshals

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two suspects wanted in Virginia were captured in Greensboro on Wednesday morning by U.S. Marshals.

Akim Tyrell Smith, 22, and James Elliott Murphy, 22, were captured at 11 a.m. Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Greensboro Police Department.

Smith was wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from the Western District of Virginia for charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute a 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 for the strangulation of his girlfriend.

The two were located at an apartment building in the 500 block of Greenbriar Road.

Smith was taken to the Winston-Salem Federal Courthouse for his initial appearance in front of Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake yesterday afternoon. Murphy was booked into the Guilford County Detention Center under a $150,000 bond.

No booking photos were released.

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