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For Immediate Release

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September 30, 2011 Phill Maxwell, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal, Western District of Texas-Midland/Odessa Division
(432) 686-4100 ext.223
U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting

LSFTF LogoMidland, TX – A U.S. Marshals fugitive task force from Orlando, Florida arrested Midland murder suspect Christopher Hill at a motel in Sanford, Florida on Thursday, September 29th.

On September 18th, Midland Police responded to a shooting on north Weatherford Street and found 28 year old Jeremy Johnson dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses said that Hill and Johnson had been involved in an argument earlier in the day and that Hill came back to the residence and shot Johnson several times. When Midland Police Detectives began looking for Hill, they contacted the U.S. Marshals for assistance and the Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force immediately began the search, interviewing numerous friends and family members. Investigators learned that Hill was being accompanied by a girlfriend, Jordan Powell, so she also became a primary focus of the search for Hill. Task Force investigators knew that Powell had once lived in or around Sanford, Florida, and sent a lead to the U.S. Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Orlando.

Investigators there located the grey Chevrolet Tahoe that Powell had bought in Midland a few weeks earlier and registered in her name, at a local motel in Sanford. From there, Marshals and Task Force officers were able to determine which room Hill was in. Upon entering the motel room, investigators found Hill and Powell, and took Hill into custody without incident. Although he initially denied who he was, he eventually admitted that he was Christopher Hill. Investigators did not find a weapon on Hill during the arrest, and it is unknown what happened to the gun used in the homicide. Christopher Hill will remain in the Seminole County Jail until he can be extradited back to Midland, Texas to face murder charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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