One of Most Wanted Fugitives Arrested
SEATTLE (AP) _ Authorities have arrested a man who was wanted on murder charges in Washington, D.C., and who appeared on the U.S. Marshal Service’s list of 15 most wanted fugitives.
U.S. Marshal Gene Corr said deputy marshals saw Raythion Fields, 34, using a public telephone in the city’s Central Area Wednesday night. The marshals called Seattle police as Fields went into a nearby motel, he said.
Fields surrendered without incident when called out of the motel by marshals, Corr said.
The Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland wanted Fields in connection with the attempted murder of Robert Alden Little of Silver Spring, Md., in July 1984, said William Dempsey, a Marshal’s Service spokesman in Washington. The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department wanted Fields in connection with the murder of Jesse James Jackson, also in July 1984, Dempsey said.
In addition, Dempsey said, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department in Cleveland wanted Fields on charges of receiving stolen property and for escaping on March 16, 1983.
Corr said Fields had been charged with a probation violation stemming from a conviction for theft of U.S. mail and also had been charged with a parole violation in Ohio.
Fields was being held in the King County Jail pending a hearing Friday before a federal magistrate.
Fields was arrested earlier this year in King County after a high-speed chase but escaped in Boise, Idaho, during extradition to the East Coast by a private extradition service, the marshal’s statement said.