U.S. Marshals looking for convicted sex offenders in Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Marshals are looking for several convicted sex offenders who are all longtime Hampton Roads residents.

All four of them are wanted on outstanding warrants for failing to register as a sex offender with the Virginia State Police.

Three of the four are also wanted by Virginia Beach Police on probation violation charges.

As of August 31, two of the four men have been captured.

Lloyd “Half-Pint” Howard is a Norfolk resident known to frequent the Lindenwood area. He was convicted of rape in Norfolk in 1986. A warrant was issued for him on July 16, 2013. He is also wanted out of Virginia Beach for a probation violation under an original charge of drug possession.

Linwood Tyner Jr. is known to frequent Ocean View and Virginia Beach. He was convicted of indecent liberties with a child by a custodian in Virginia Beach in 2008. A warrant was issued for him on April 10, 2014. He is also wanted out of Virginia Beach for a probation violation under an original charge of custodial indecent liberties. Tyner was captured August 31 after trying to get away from U.S. Marshals and Norfolk fugitive detectives on his bicycle. After receiving several tips that Tyner was in the Huntersville area of Norfolk, U.S. Marshals and Norfolk fugitive detectives established surveillance in the area. On the morning of August 31, Tyner was spotted leaving a residence around 8:30 a.m. He rode his bicycle into a neighborhood south of E. Brambleton Avenue and out of sight. He was then spotted around 9 a.m. riding northbound on Tidewater Drive. Authorities attempted to arrest him near the intersection of Brambleton and Tidewater, but he took off and managed to get away. He was found a short time later riding his bicycle near Johnson Avenue and O’Keefe Street. Another arrest attempt was made and Tyner popped his tire after hitting a curb. He was quickly taken into custody and is being held at the Norfolk City Jail.

Vergis Land is a longtime Norfolk resident with a history of being homeless. He was convicted of aggravated sexual battery in Virginia Beach in 1997. A warrant was issued for his arrest on August 13, 2015. He is also wanted out of Virginia Beach for a probation violation under an original charge of aggravated sexual battery. Land was arrested without incident at a residence in the Aragona area of Virginia Beach.

Venny Lonnie Green is a longtime Norfolk resident with a history of being homeless. He was convicted of criminal sexual act in the first degree in New York in 1996. A warrant was issued for his arrest on June 15, 2017.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to call the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED-2.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.