Va. intercourse offender who was on the run for 17 years caught in Atlanta, U.S. Marshals Service says

A fugitive intercourse offender on the run for 17 years was captured in Atlanta Friday.

United States Marshals Service stated accused interstate fugitive sexual predator Gustav Schilling was booked into the Fulton County Jail and is now awaiting trial.

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Based on the preliminary report, in 1995, Schilling went to a live performance in Henrico County, Virginia, the place he placed on a masks, grabbed a girl, dragged her into the woods and tried to rape her.

The sufferer was capable of escape and reported it to authorities.

Schilling was convicted of abduction and tried rape following the incident on Nov. 28, 1995. He was launched from jail in 2000 and positioned on probation.

Whereas on probation, authorities stated he was accused of voyeuristic conduct in a residential space.


It’s unclear the place the residential space was positioned.

On Aug. 14, 2006, U.S. Marshals stated Schilling went to his job and, after work, disappeared. The Richmond Metropolis District Court docket issued a warrant charging Schilling with failure to register as a intercourse offender on Sept. 14, 2006.

When the warrant was issued, Virginia State Police contacted the U.S. Marshals Service for the Jap District of Virginia, who started their search. Deputy Marshals then pursued him all through the southeastern United States.

Within the spring of 2022, U.S. Marshals stated investigators developed data that Schilling was utilizing the title “David Layton” and was presumably within the metro Atlanta space.

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On Friday, Deputy Marshals noticed Schilling leaving a building web site in northern Atlanta close to the intersection of Lindbergh Drive and Armand Street. He was arrested and brought to the Fulton County Detention Middle.

“America Marshals Service won’t ever cease our pursuit of violent fugitives,” Chief Deputy United States Marshal J.B. Stevens stated. “The mission of enhancing public security, protecting our native communities safer, and guaranteeing intercourse offenders are correctly monitored is important. We’re honored that it’s our accountability. Regardless of how lengthy a fugitive runs, we are going to discover them.”


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