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January 10, 2013 DUSM Seth Bruce, Western District Tennessee (901) 969-4228
Kidnapping Suspect Brought to Justice by U.S. Marshals Task Force

Memphis, TN– The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Travis Weaver today.

Weaver, a suspect in a violent crime, was wanted for especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. He was implicated in a Dec. 1, 2012 crime where a male victim was allegedly removed from his car at gunpoint and robbed by two suspects. They then made the victim drive to a bank where he was forced to remove money from an ATM for the suspects. Fearing for his life, the victim leaped from the moving vehicle to escape his kidnappers. He sustained several injuries to his person and the suspects fled in his vehicle. One of the suspects was later identified as Travis Weaver.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force was able to locate Weaver in a residence this morning in the 1400 block of Abernathy. He was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail without incident.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force with divisions in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western Tennessee Division of the GCRFTF has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

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

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