Feds make arrest at Kenbridge motel

Published 1:27 pm Friday, January 8, 2016

Angel Wilson thought there had been a wreck in front of Kenbridge’s Budget Inn motel early evening on Thursday.

She figured that many police lights and vehicles couldn’t mean anything else.

But then she saw two men in handcuffs – one standing and one lying on the ground.

Then she realized what had really happened.

Using two picks ups, and two mini vans among other vehicles, law enforcement officers had cut and surrounded a car off leaving the motel and arrested the men. Wilson said she saw town officers, sheriff’s deputies and state police – and one man identified himself as being with the U.S. Marshals Service. Some of the men also wore jackets that identified them as being with the Marshals Service. Wilson said the Marshal she spoke to said the men were wanted in North Carolina.

“He didn’t say what part,” she said. “He just said North Carolina.”

Durham, N.C., media reports said a marshal service fugitive task force apprehended Rashad Lamon Neal, 21, of Durham. Neal is one of four men suspected in a mid-November slaying, the reports said. Neal is being held at Piedmont Regional Jail, a spokesperson said.

Wilson said the men were part of a group that had been staying at the motel since the second week in December, and she had spoken to them.

“They were real nice; didn’t have no problem with them at all,” she said.

Corinne N. Geller, spokesperson for the State Police, referred questions about the incident to the U.S. Marshals Service since they were the lead agency.