Baltimore police say a high-priority suspect wanted in connection with an attack on his child's mother was captured Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, Va.
Christopher Troy Goode faces charges of attempted murder for a Sept. 12 attack on a woman in South Baltimore's Westport neighborhood. Police called attention to the case last week, calling him the agency's "Public Enemy No. 1" — part of a recent campaign to help catch fugitives.
Police said the U.S. Marshals Service took Goode into custody after he was tracked by the city Police Department's Warrant Apprehension Task Force.
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal John O. Bolen of the Eastern District of Virginia said Goode was found at a motel on Pacific Avenue and tried to flee on foot. "We were able to subdue him with no injuries to any parties," Bolen said.
Lt. Brian Matulonis, commander of the task force, said the apprehension was the "result of many hours of intense investigation and round-the-clock street work by members of the WATF."
It was not clear how long Goode had been in Virginia. Over the weekend, an email circulated by the Baltimore Police Department's Southern District named Goode a "person of interest" in the shooting of a woman in Curtis Bay.
Police have declined to discuss why they want to question him in the shooting but said the victim was not the same woman he is accused of stabbing in the attempted-murder case. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun