Saturday, July 20, 2024

Fugitive in custody after ‘tactical situation’

NEWPORT NEWS — A 23-year-old man wanted on multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants out of various jurisdictions is now in police custody following a “tactical situation” Sunday.

Newport News Police did not immediately release information on the nature of the warrants on Brian Fayne, where he’s from, and where those warrants were issued. Police would only say Fayne “also has warrants from the Virginia State Police.”

The situation Sunday began at 9:27 a.m., shortly after police received a tip about a fugitive, later identified as Fayne, staying at the Days Inn motel in the 11800 block of Fishing Point Drive.

Fayne refused to “exit the room,” police said.

Initially, police reported that a 22-year-old woman inside the room with Fayne had warrants out of James City County, but later confirmed the woman was not wanted.

Authorities also indicated a “young child” was inside but did not elaborate.

Police initiated a “tactical situation” at 1:25 p.m.

At 3:38 p.m. police sent out an email saying Fayne had been taken into custody without further incident.

No injuries were reported.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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