NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Wendell Johnson
Public Safety Media Administrator
(256) 427-7043
   
Special Operations
(256) 427-7157
North Precinct
(256) 746-4111
West Precinct 
(256) 427-5461
 South Precinct
(256) 213-4503

                       


Fugitive from Several States Arrested
 

 

Huntsville, Alabama (July 17, 2008) On July 17, 2008, members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Huntsville Police Department arrested Mike D. Drayton, 26 years of age, of Alexandria Virginia as a Fugitive From Justice from several states. Mike Drayton had several outstanding felony warrants from Washington D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina. The charges included Violation of Probation for Unlawful Distribution of Cocaine and Weapons Charges, Assault on a Police Officer, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Cause Serious Injury and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

 

This arrest resulted from the cooperation between the Gulf Coast Task Force and the Huntsville Police Department in developing information the led to the suspects arrest at an apartment located at 2607 Academy Drive. At the time of his arrest officers recovered a 9 mm pistol from inside the apartment. Mike Drayton was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals for arraignment before a Federal Judge.

 

Drayton