Norfolk, VA

Wanted Norfolk man caught after 3-city police chase

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Cevan O. Pierce, a 23-year-old Norfolk man who was wanted in connection with the murder of Antonio Wilson, 18, was caught yesterday after a high-speed chase.

Both the Norfolk Police and U.S. Marshals were on the case looking for Wilson, and both agencies were involved in his capture and arrest.

During the pursuit, Pierce led authorities through three cities: Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake, Norfolk Police announced.

The chase came to an end with a crash on the interstate. And it’s believed that Pierce had been in Norfolk while the investigation was underway, according to the Daily Press.

That’s in contrast to Tyjohn Lavon Brooks, who is also a suspect in the case. He reportedly fled the area, but U.S. Marshals arrested him on April 19 in Florence, South Carolina.
Tyjohn BrooksPhoto byNorfolk jail

Brooks, who is 20, is now back in Virginia being held without bond on 2nd degree murder and firearm use in a felony.

Pierce is currently in Norfolk jail being held with no bond on 2nd degree, firearm use in a felony, and now the added charge of failure to appear court for a felony.

Not only is Pierce a convicted felon, but he was facing charges last year for shooting a 12-year-old boy in 2020. But the charges in that case were ultimately dropped.

According to News 3, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney said the reason for that is "the witnesses were uncooperative and did not appear in court," and "it was impossible to go forward."


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