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Capitol Police Officer Arrested for Harboring Fugitive

Maryland police say officer and wife refused to cooperate with investigation

A Capitol Police officer has been charged with harboring a fugitive and obstruction of justice. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A Capitol Police officer and his wife were arrested in their Maryland home on Wednesday and accused of harboring a fugitive wanted on felony drug charges in Nashville.  

Daryl E. Banks and his wife Dana L. Banks, both 44, were arrested at their home in Monrovia after Nashville police alerted Frederick County sheriff's deputies that the wanted man was staying at the couple's home, according to the sheriff's office .  

Capitol Police confirmed that Banks is a K-9 officer at the department. He is currently on administrative leave with pay.  

The fugitive, Fredy S. Reyes, 20, who is from Frederick, was also arrested in connection with active arrest warrants involving felony drug charges in Tennessee.  

A court date for the couple is scheduled for July 14 in Frederick, according to online court records.  

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On Tuesday, Frederick County sheriffs were informed by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department that Reyes had warrants out for his arrest and had been located at the Banks' home.

In March, Nashville police identified Reyes as one of seven people charged in a drug ring case with ties to Honduras. He was named in an outstanding warrant on cocaine conspiracy charges.

Police said that after arriving at the couple's residence, they both provided false information about Reyes' whereabouts and refused to cooperate with the investigation.  

Once officers spotted Reyes leaving the home through the front door, he was taken into custody without incident, police said.  

The couple are each charged with harboring a fugitive and obstruction of justice. Reyes is charged with being a fugitive of justice, according to online court records.  

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