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Wanted Lynchburg man taken into custody

By Lawson Gutzwiller | Posted: Mon 1:30 AM, May 28, 2018

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) — A Lynchburg man who was wanted on multiple felony charges has been located and taken into custody.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, officers were looking for Marcus Antonio Hamlett, 31, of Lynchburg, who was wanted on two counts of felony strangulation, four counts of misdemeanor assault and battery, one count of felony assault, one count of violation of a protective order and a capias for failure to appear on a trespassing charge. Police say Hamlett also had an outstanding protective order.

Officers responded to the James Crossing Apartments at 816 Greenfield Drive in Lynchburg at around 7:53 p.m. Sunday to try to locate Hamlett.

When officers arrived at an apartment in the 816 building of the James Crossing Apartment complex, they say no one would come to the door at first. Police say they were finally able to speak with a person inside the apartment by giving commands from the doorway. According to the Lynchburg Police Department, Hamlett surrendered without incident.

Hamlett is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Lynchburg without bond.

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