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Bus passenger arrested here on N.C. charge

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A young man wanted on an attempted murder charge in North Carolina was arrested Tuesday at the Fredericksburg bus station.

Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said city police were informed by authorities in Hamlet, N.C., that the 18-year-old suspect was on a bus that was scheduled to stop in Fredericksburg.

Officers Dan Finn and Paul Chewning received a picture of the suspect and waited at the station on U.S. 1.

When the bus arrived about 9:30 a.m., the officers got on board and immediately recognized the suspect, who was taken into custody without incident.

Quiteraus Gardner, 18, is charged in Hamlet with attempted first-degree homicide, robbery and conspiracy. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail pending extradition to North Carolina.

Police said they didn’t know where Gardner was heading. Details about the charges against Gardner were unavailable Wednesday.

Attempts to reach the detective’s division at the Hamlet Police Department were unsuccessful.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404


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