Eastern District of Tennessee - News Releases
July 07, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service gratefully announces that a 9-1-1 tip led to the safe rescue of critically missing child Hayleigh Wilson, 14, and the arrest of her alleged captor, Benjamin Shook, in Atkins, Virginia.
July 02, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information on the whereabouts of 14-year-old, critically missing child Hayleigh Wilson, believed to be in the company of a known sex offender, Benjamin Shook.
September 24, 2014 - Today the U.S. Marshals Service celebrates its 225th anniversary. As the nation’s oldest, most versatile federal law enforcement agency, it continues to build on its legacy of steadfast service and its unique position in the country’s federal justice system.
July 09, 2014 - The Marshals Service in the Eastern District of Tennessee announced that Marcus Williams was arrested in Knoxville by a team of Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers assigned to the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force. Williams is wanted in Detroit, Michigan on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault).
May 02, 2014 - From April 30 to May 1, U.S. Marshals from the Eastern District of Tennessee, along with Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force officers from the City of Knoxville and Blount County, assisted the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office in conducting its’ 2014 sex offender compliance operation. Dubbed “Operation Blazin Fury” officers conducted a county wide compliance and enforcement initiative to ensure sex offenders were following the guidelines of the sex offender registry.
February 04, 2014 - The Marshals Service for the Eastern District of Tennessee announced today that after a two-year extensive manhunt George Hill, Jr., was arrested in Maynardville, TN, by a team of Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers assigned to the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, and Union County Sheriff’s Office investigators.
January 31, 2014 - The Marshals Service from the Eastern District of Tennessee announced today that after a month-long manhunt covering two states, McArthur Douglas Young was arrested in Cosby, TN by Deputy U.S. Marshals and officers assigned to the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force. Young is wanted in Wayne County, Kentucky, for Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Attempted Murder, as well as drug trafficking charges.
March 14, 2013 - A three-day, four-county sex offender compliance check involving federal, state, and local agents successfully ended today in Johnson City. Through the three days of Operation "Hair of the Dog", 68 sex offenders in the first judicial district were targeted and checked by law enforcement officers.