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District of Delaware

Friday, July 5, 2019

Eric "Buterico" Lloyd Captured In Philadelphia

WILMINGTON, Del. – Eric Lloyd was captured just before midnight on July 3, 2019 by the United States Marshals Service (“USMS”) Fugitive Taskforce and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Lloyd was convicted of racketeering, money laundering, and related charges after a trial in New Castle County Superior Court in June of 2019.  Lloyd was released on bail during the trial.  He became a fugitive after he fled while the jury was deliberating and a warrant was issued for his arrest after the jury found him guilty.

Lloyd’s apprehension was the result of a collaborative effort between the USMS and FBI.  The USMS was also assisted by the United States Attorney’s Office and the Delaware Department of Justice.  The USMS Fugitive Taskforce is staffed by a number of local agencies, including the Wilmington Police Department.  Lloyd is expected to appear in Federal Court on Friday, July 5, 2019, for an initial appearance related to a violation of his federal supervised release.  Afterwards, he will likely be turned over to state custody to be sentenced for his latest convictions.

Michael McGowan, U.S. Marshal for the District of Delaware, stated, “This arrest is another great example of the collaborative efforts of our federal, state and local law enforcement partners. Investigators worked tirelessly to ensure jurisdictional lines did not impede the capture of this dangerous fugitive.”

U.S. Attorney Weiss stated, “The USMS and the FBI should be commended for the capture of Mr. Lloyd.  The Marshals work relentlessly to apprehend priority fugitives for every law enforcement agency in Delaware, and this is the latest example of their dedication to bringing brazen criminals like Mr. Lloyd to justice.”

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Updated July 5, 2019