News Release, ATF-Baltimore

UPDATE 12/18/2019 11:13 a.m.:

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. —U.S. Marshals arrested Deante Duckett, a fugitive wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division, in Waldorf, Md. without incident on December 12, 2019, following investigative work by local and federal law enforcement officers. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and ATF conducted a search warrant on December 12, 2019 at the residence Duckett was in at the time of his arrest and seized a box of 9mm ammunition and a stolen 9mm pistol.

Duckett is the subject of a joint investigation between ATF and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. He is a five-time previously convicted felon who was federally indicted on May 6, 2019 on three counts of being a felon illegally in possession of a firearm. Duckett was under court-ordered supervised release at the time he became a fugitive. He cut off his ankle monitoring device on July 10, 2019 before absconding. A $5,000 reward was previously announced on October 22, 2019 for information leading to his arrest.


CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Deante Mandel Duckett. He is the subject of a joint investigation between ATF and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

Duckett is a five-time previously convicted felon who was federally indicted on May 6, 2019, on three counts of being a felon illegally in possession of a firearm.

Duckett was under court-ordered supervised release at the time he became a fugitive. He cut off his ankle monitoring device on July 10, 2019. ATF Special Agents and U.S. Marshals have been searching for him, and are now asking for the public to assist the investigation by coming forward with any information that will lead to his arrest. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Duckett is a 34-year-old black male with brown eyes, long brown dreadlocks, standing 5’11” tall and weighing approximately 170 lbs. His photo and a reward poster are attached.

Anyone with information should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS orATFtips@atf.gov.


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