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For Immediate Release

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July 07, 2010 DUSM Lamont Ruffin, Public Affairs Officer
Western District of Tennessee (901) 544-0479
U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive from Justice

Memphis, TN – Yesterday afternoon the U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task arrested Cameron Braswell (29) at the Studio 6 Motel on American Way. Braswell was wanted for Federal charges of Possession of Firearm by a convicted felon, Possession with Intent to distribute a Controlled Substance and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Official Detention, Escape from Incarceration, Disorderly Conduct.

On May 28, 2010, Braswell assaulted a Memphis Police Officer as the officer was attempting to detain. Braswell fled the scene and remained a fugitive until Marshals caught up with him. Braswell was transported to the Shelby County Jail and will appear in federal court today.

The U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force based in Memphis and Jackson, TN. The Task Force membership is primarily comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, West Memphis Police Officers and Tennessee State Probation and Parole. The Primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators. For more information about the U.S. Marshals Service, visit www.usmarshals.gov.