- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 4, 2004

The U.S. Marshals Service added two men wanted in separate double-murder cases in New York and Indiana to its 15 Most Wanted fugitives list this week.

Trinidad and Tobago native Andre Neverson, 39, who is wanted in the 2002 murder of two women in New York City was put on the list yesterday.

Also added was Illinois native Ronnie Dontell Drane, 31, who is being sought in the 2002 murder of a man and a woman in a drug deal gone bad in Gary, Ind.

Marshals listed both suspects as “armed and dangerous” and noted that law-enforcement authorities in New York requested that the Neverson manhunt be adopted as a “major case.”

“Andre Neverson has a history of violence and numerous prior convictions. He must be brought to justice,” said Robert J. Finan II, the assistant director of the Marshals Service’s investigative services division.

Marshals said Neverson is accused of fatally shooting his sister Patricia Neverson, 39, in the head and stomach in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in New York City in July 2002.

In the days after his sister’s killing, Neverson is accused of abducting and murdering a former girlfriend, Donna Davis, 34, who was found in a vacant lot in Brooklyn with a fatal bullet wound to the head.

Described as a 6-foot-2-inch black man weighing about 240 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and a muscular build, Neverson also is wanted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Marshals said he is accused of entering the United States in September 2000 by using a phony Jamaican passport.

Drane, the other suspect added to the most-wanted list, is accused of the October 2002 murders of Larry Peaches Jr. and Helen Buchanan during a drug deal in Gary, Ind., the Marshals Service said.

Marshals said Herman Buchanan also was shot and wounded during the drug deal. While he recovered from the wound, he was fatally shot in March 2003 outside his apartment in Frankfort, Ky.

“Drane is also a suspect in that case,” the Marshals Service said in a statement, which added that Drane has a number of friends in the Gary area who might be supporting him with illegal drug money.

He is described as a 6-foot-1-inch black man weighing 175 pounds with black hair and a medium complexion. Calling him a “danger to the community,” Mr. Finan said investigators “will make it a top priority” to bring Drane to justice.

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