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Albemarle Police Arrest Fugitive

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A fugitive Albemarle County police have been searching for has been arrested.  Michael Nelson Currier was taken into custody Thursday night at a hotel in Farmville. Police got a tip on his whereabouts and made the arrest.

Currier is wanted for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, grand larceny, a probation violation and breaking and entering with intent to commit felony. 

On Wednesday, Currier ran from his car after it was stopped by police near Scottsville.  Police say an officer recognized him as he was driving on Thomas Jefferson Parkway, and tried to pull him over. Currier reportedly stopped, jumped out of the vehicle, and ran from the scene.

The sheriff's office and county police, along with the help of canines, searched for him in five different locations near Mt. Eagle Baptist Church in Scottsville Wednesday, and stopped traffic to search for him on certain areas of the road.

Currier is currently being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. His bond hearing is scheduled for next week in Albemarle County Circuit Court.


Albemarle County Police Department
Press Release

Michael Nelson Currier, a wanted subject who ran from police near Scottsville on Wednesday, was arrested late Thursday night.

Albemarle County Police, Albemarle County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshal Service, Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police worked together to track Currier and arrest him in Farmville, Virginia.

Currier was taken into custody without incident at a hotel in Farmville.  Albemarle County Police and the U.S. Marshal's Service received information leading them to Currier's location.

Currier was wanted for four felony counts including Burglary, Grand Larceny, Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon and Probation Violation. 

Currier is currently being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.  His bond hearing is scheduled for next week in Albemarle County Circuit Court.

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