Reward doubled for man wanted in shooting of Bluefield police officer
Acting United States Marshal Richard Sellers (W/VA) and United States Marshal Michael Baylous (S/WV) announce the doubling of the reward amount for fugitive Donquale Gray.
The reward, previously offered in the combined amount of $10,000 by both the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, in the amount of $5000.00 per agency, has now received additional support by the National Police Defense Foundation’s Safe Cops Program, an independent private organization, who will offer an additional $10,000.00.
The rewards offered by the two law enforcement agencies are offered for information which directly leads to the apprehension of fugitive Gray. The reward offered by the Safe Cop Program requires not only information leading to the arrest of Gray, but also criterion specifically set forth by the private organization which requires conviction.
Based upon the aforementioned, the total reward now stands at $20,000.00, if all criterion are met.
“It is imperative that we get this violent fugitive apprehended and off our streets, before he harms another officer or citizen. We also wish to express our appreciation to the Safe Cop Program for their willingness to independently support law enforcement by offering this generous reward ” stated Acting U.S. Marshal Richard Sellers. “As I previously stated, each citizen or associate of Mr. Gray bears responsibility for keeping our communities safe and aiding law enforcement when someone this dangerous is on the run. I encourage Mr. Gray to surrender, but also ask that anyone with information please come forward,” added U.S. Marshal Baylous.
Any person, whether they are seeking the reward or wish to remain anonymous, may contact law enforcement with any information on fugitive Gray by emailing: USMS84.TIPS@USDOJ.GOV and questions@VSP.Virginia.Gov, or by calling their local 911 center if the information is urgent in nature and a safety issue.
The U.S. Marshals Service, in partnership with the ATF, Virginia State Police, and multiple other agencies, continue their search for fugitive Gray. We wish to express our most sincere appreciation to all law enforcement officers and agencies who have aided in the fugitive investigation, as well as businesses and members of the community who have helped as well.
The U.S. Marshals Service arrests more violent fugitives annually than all other federal agencies combined. For more information, go to www.usmarshals.gov.