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Crimestoppers Tip Leads to Arrest of Suspect wanted by ATF

Post Date:12/13/2018 11:01 AM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE                    

Media Contact: Sgt. S. Strepay, Public Information Officer

Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1487 

Date: December 13, 2018            


Crimestoppers Tip Leads to Arrest of Suspect wanted by ATF


(Fayetteville, NC) – An anonymous tip made to the Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers Program has led to the arrest of a suspect wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and by the Fayetteville Police Department on weapons violations.

 A tip submitted to the Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers Program provided information from an anonymous tipster regarding the whereabouts of Tevon M. Fayson (B/M, 23 years of age), of the 1700 block of Torrey Drive. The tip information was forwarded to the Fayetteville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT).

The Fayetteville Police Department’s VCAT investigated the tip and as a result, took Fayson into custody at a residence along the 7700 block of Cottonwood Avenue without incident.



Tevon Fayson


Fayson has been charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, 2nd Degree Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Fayson was also served with two (2) Orders for Arrest for Breaking/Entering a Motor Vehicle.

Fayson is currently being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $225,000 secured bond.

The Fayetteville Police Department thanks Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers and the anonymous tipster for assistance with this investigation.

The anonymous tipster will be eligible for a cash reward from the Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers program for the anonymous information they submitted that resulted in the outcome of this investigation.




Crimestoppers reminds citizens they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or toll-free at 1-866-542-TIPS (8477) if they have information regarding criminal activity. This number is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is designated for Crimestoppers information only. All calls are kept in complete confidence. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by downloading the FREE P3 Tips App on your mobile device or at If the information provided leads to an arrest, citizens may receive a cash reward, as determined by a citizen board, of as much as $1,000.  The amount of the reward varies, dependent upon factors such as the information given, the nature of the crime committed, and the value of any property or narcotics seized.  Also, Crimestoppers pays cash rewards for any information that results in the arrest of fugitives from justice or anyone committing a felony or serious misdemeanor.

Crimestoppers is a proven method of solving crimes and is instrumental in the recovery of millions of dollars’ worth of stolen merchandise and narcotics. The success of the program depends on citizen support, either by donations or by providing information. 

Citizen involvement in Crimestoppers makes our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

There is no additional information to release.

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