U.S. Marshals On The Hunt For Lake County Fugitive

The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force has located and safely arrested one Lake County man wanted for murder, while the search for another is ongoing.

Melvion Delphie, aka “Fatboy,” 21, wanted for the murder of a Gary man during a Jan. 28 armed robbery, was taken into custody at approximately 9:45 AM, today in the 5800 block of Michigan Avenue, Chicago. He was transported to Chicago Police Department 1st District-Central for processing.

“This apprehension highlights the commitment of the U.S. Marshals Service to remove dangerous individuals from our communities,” said Todd L. Nukes, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Indiana. “The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force will continue partnering with our fellow law enforcement agencies on this critical fugitive mission.”

Still at large is Byron Emory, 26, who is wanted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department for murder and three counts of attempted murder for his alleged part in a Sept. 25, 2022, mass shooting which left one person dead and three others wounded in Hammond.

The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading directly to Emory’s arrest.

Emory is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He is Black with a light complexion, has hazel eyes and short hair, possibly in short twists. He is involved in producing music videos and is known to wear gold chains displaying pendants with the letters “BMG” and “WG.” He has close ties to northwest Indiana and Chicago, as well as Arizona and California. Emory should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Emory’s current location should contact the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-877-WANTED2 (1-877-926-8332) or send tips via the USMS Tips App.

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