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For Immediate Release

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June 10, 2009 Chad Hunt
Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Oklahoma
(918) 581-7738
 U.S. Marshals Arrest Creek County Homicide Suspect in Tennessee
Adam Clayton Roberts, who is wanted for two counts of First Degree Murder, Arson and Burglary by the Creek County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Nashville, TN this morning.

Roberts, along with three other individuals, are accused of committing a home invasion near Bristow, OK on April 7, 2006. During the course of the burglary, Cassandra Morris was shot and killed. The suspects then allegedly used a flammable liquid to set the house on fire. After leaving the home, the suspects are accused of stopping at a nearby residence because they were concerned about witnesses to the homicide. At that residence, Kenneth Taylor was shot and killed as his wife watched from a window.

Three of the suspects were apprehended shortly after the crimes, but Roberts evaded arrest and remained at large. In May, 2009 the U.S. Marshals Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force was asked to assist in the investigation. U.S. Marshals investigators developed information which indicated that Roberts may be living with a relative in Nashville, TN. This information was forwarded to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Nashville, and Roberts was arrested without incident by Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers.

Roberts is currently being held at the Davidson County jail awaiting extradition proceedings to Oklahoma.

Last year nationwide, U.S. Marshals Task Forces arrested more than 27,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges. Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.