Portsmouth homicide fugitive caught in Florida

Darryl Faine

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A man wanted in a Portsmouth murder who has been on the run for two years has been captured in Jacksonville, Florida.

The U.S. Marshals announced that Darryl Faine was taken into custody around 11 a.m. at the 600 block of Cassat Avenue in Jacksonville, on March 30. Authorities say he was using the name “Carl Jones.”

The crime happened December 2, 2015 on Gateway Drive in Portsmouth. Police were called to the apartment complex and found 26-year-old Monique Landis with a gunshot wound in her upper body. She died at the scene and Faine was charged with Murder, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Possession of Firearm by Felon.

Since that day Faine has been on the run. U.S. Marshals tell News 3 they tracked Faine in New Jersey, Maryland, Northern Virginia and Jacksonville.

Faine is currently being held at the Duval Jail in Jacksonville while he awaits to be extradited to Virginia.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office helped the U.S. Marshals Office during the arrest of Faine.

To report information call the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED-2 or you can email usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

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