Secret Service arrests White House contractor with outstanding warrant

The United States Secret Service (USSS) arrested Martese Edwards, who was wanted on a Maryland warrant, outside the White House on Tuesday. Edwards was reporting to work at the White House as a contractor. 

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department of Prince George’s Country, Maryland told CBS News that the department had an outstanding warrant for a person by the name of Martese M. Edwards, on an attempted 1st degree murder charge, dated May 17th. CBS News has not confirmed that this is the same Martese Edwards arrested outside the White House.

The Secret Service issued the following statement to CBS News:  

“On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Secret Service was notified by the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) that Martese Edwards was the subject of a warrant issued out of Prince Georges County, MD.  On June 5, 2018, Edwards was promptly arrested by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers at a checkpoint outside of the White House complex when he was reporting to work as a contractor. Edwards was transported to MPD Second District for processing.”

This is a developing story. Check here for updates. 

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