Stay in the know! Sign up to get
Fauquier County news updates
delivered to your inbox.
Advertise on Fauquier Now!
How will this summer’s projected spike in gas prices affect you?
HOME & GARDEN
Free classifieds! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more ... all for free!
Forgot Your Password?
March 10, 2017
Fauquier fugitive arrested near Canadian border
The U.S. Marshals Service had joined the manhunt for Byant O’Neal Banks, who got arrested Friday morning in Maine.
Authorities in Maine have arrested a Fauquier heroin distribution case defendant who fled after his release from jail on bond, according to the county sheriff’s office.
Bryant O’Neal Banks, 42, formerly of Catlett, failed to appear for his jury trial Nov. 9, Sgt. James Hartman said in a press release.
Investigators had charged Mr. Banks with
two counts of distribution
of a controlled substance after investigators searched his Overbrook Drive home in February 2016.
Since his arrest, Mr. Banks had remained free on bond, pending trial. After his disappearance, authorities added a charge of failure to appear and two counts of contempt of court.
Sheriff’s detectives worked with a U.S. Marshal’s Service task force to him.
Sheriff’s Detective Jonathan Waddell recently got information on Mr. Banks’ possible whereabouts and shared that with the task force.
U.S. Marshals and Maine State Police found him at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday at an Interstate 95 truck stop near near Houlton, Maine, about two miles from the Canadian border, Sgt. Hartman said.
Mr. Banks had traveled north as a passenger in a tractor-trailer, according to authorities.
Police arrested him without incident. Mr. Banks faces extradition to Fauquier County for trial.
The initial investigation into heroin distribution, which led to his arrest last winter, resulted in the seizure of $180,000 in cash and a large quantity of the drug.
Sign up for e-mail news alerts from FauquierNow.com
"Like" FauquierNow on Facebook
Please, be polite. Avoid name-calling and profanity.
For credibility, sign your real name; stand behind your comments. Readers will give less credence to anonymous posts.
To comment, please
Email News Alerts
Enter your email address above to begin receiving
news updates from FauquierNow.com via email.
Environmental group goes wild in its backyard
Monday, May 21
Piedmont Environmental Council dedicates 3,500 plant native garden to retired Vice President Doug Larson
5 Friday Fauquier factoids: More than 1,000 graduates
Friday, May 18
Name change applications, spring festival booths, mental health first aid graduates and precipitation this year
Haute Cakes Pastry Shop opens in Old Town
Friday, May 18
Two entrepreneurs merge their home-based bakery businesses in Fifth Street shop
More Fauquier news
Arthur S. Gray
Deborah Sue Ritenour
William T. “Billy” Jenkins Sr.
Shirley May Urban
Granville Boyd Pauley
View all obituaries
Food & Dining
View all food & dining
Health & Medicine
Robert C. Flikeid, DDS & Associates
Piedmont Urgent Care
View all health & medicine
Ask Dave Wills, Long and Foster REALTORS
Mark B. Williams, PLC
Anne C. Hall, Realtor, Long and Foster
J & G Septic Services
Chick’s Services Inc.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
Meridian Financial Partners
View all pro services
Jim Harris GMC – A Lindsay Company
Kelly Ann’s Quilting
The Town Duck
View all retail shopping
© Copyright 2011-2018
50 Culpeper Street, Suite 3
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Add Your News
The Big Picture
Post an Ad
Terms of Service