MSP ASSIST IN CAPTURE OF MAN WANTED FOR MURDER

A joint operation by the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Revere Police, and the Massachusetts Parole Board Warrant Unit last week captured a man wanted for the July 31 murder of a man doing volunteer work in Raleigh, North Carolina.

On the morning of Friday, Aug. 6, the investigative team developed intelligence that MARCUS WALTON, 29, was hiding out in a fifth floor apartment at 770 Washington Ave., Revere. Troopers, Officers, and Marshals converged on the apartment Friday morning, knocked on the door, and announced their presence. With police at the door, WALTON tried to jump from the fifth-story window. Team members maintaining the perimeter on the ground outside the building talked WALTON — who was outside the window, sitting on the sill and prepared to jump — into remaining in the apartment and surrendering. Within moments other members of the warrant team were through the door and placed WALTON into custody from inside the apartment.

WALTON was booked at the State Police-Revere Barracks as a fugitive from justice and then arraigned at Chelsea District Court. Authorities in North Carolina and Massachusetts will arrange his rendition to answer to the felony murder charge in Wake County, N.C.

WALTON is charged in the Saturday, July 31 shooting death of 31-year-old Charlie Debnam, a drum major in a Raleigh band and beloved community member who was packing food donations at the Helping Hand Mission in that city when he was killed.