FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A multi-agency sex offender compliance and fugitive operation in Cumberland County resulted in more than 50 arrests and over 70 warrants served, the U.S. Marshal Service for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced.
Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, and the U.S. Marshals came together early Tuesday morning to apprehend some of the county’s most wanted fugitives as part of Operation Aegis.
Authorities also verified that registered sex offenders were in compliance with the law. Forty-five successful home contacts were made with sex offenders in Cumberland County.
The targets of the operation were wanted for a variety of offenses including sex crimes, assault, robbery, narcotics violations, property crimes, weapons offenses, and probation violations.
Of the 53 arrests made, some of the most significant included:
- Jefferson Page, 55, of Fayetteville, who was wanted by the Fayetteville Police Department for taking indecent liberties with a child.
- Adam Parrish, 30, of Fayetteville, was wanted by the Fayetteville Police Department for possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, selling heroin, and delivering heroin, conspiracy to sell and/or deliver heroin, and maintaining a vehicle used for selling heroin.
- Kelly Fritz, 34, and Amanda Yockey, 27, of Williamsburg, Ohio who were wanted by the Brown County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office for aggravated trafficking of drugs and permitting drug abuse.
“U.S. Marshals and our local and state law enforcement partners will utilize all resources available to seek out individuals attempting to avoid prosecution and we will work tirelessly to ensure that our communities are safe from sex offenders,” said Scott J. Parker, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina.