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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Whitney Cruse, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

ATF Offers $5K Reward for Wanted Fugitive

Investigators are looking for a Virginia woman responsible for federal witness tampering and illegal possession of a firearm

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of Nicole Hill.

Hill is wanted on charges for federal witness tampering and a felon in possession of a firearm.

In February 2021, a Virginia Beach Police Department investigation led to the execution of a state search warrant at Hill’s residence on Edenwood Circle. During the search, officers discovered a firearm. Hill, a previously convicted felon, is prohibited by federal law of possessing firearms. 

In August 2021, Hill was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm. She was taken into federal custody and released on bond pending federal trial. During court proceedings, Hill learned of a potential witness who would testify at her upcoming trial. Hill later drove to Richmond and allegedly assaulted the potential witness at her place of employment. 

Hill was then charged with witness tampering and retaliation/obstruction of justice. Subsequently, her bond was revoked. Hill has failed to respond to court or law enforcement correspondences to turn herself in and she is now an ATF fugitive. 

“At ATF, we take witness tampering very serious and will continue to use all of our resources to locate this fugitive from justice,” said ATF Washington Field Division Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson. “The safety of our communities is our top priority, and we will hold accountable those who commit violent acts. ATF will continue to collaborate with our local, state, and federal partners to disrupt the cycle of criminal acquisition and the misuse of firearms. We call upon our community members to provide any information that will assist us in locating Nicole Hill.”

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888 -ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

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