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March 19, 2013 DUSM Seth Bruce, Western District of Tennessee (901) 969-4228
Prison Escapee Runs but Cannot Hide from U.S. Marshals Task Forces

Memphis, TN - It is over four hundred miles from here to Lexington, KY, but for federal prison escapee Travis Ware it wasn’t far enough.

Ware was arrested by the Central Kentucky Fugitive Task Force in the 800 block of Malibu Drive, in Lexington, this morning. Ware had been on the run since Sunday, March 10 when he came up missing from the Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Millington, TN.

The Central Kentucky Fugitive Task Force was able to locate Ware from intelligence developed by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force (GCRFTF). Members of the Task Force had been working diligently on the case since Ware escaped.

Ware had seven years to serve on his original sentence of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Ware will face an additional charge for escape.

Ware is in custody in Lexington awaiting extradition back to the Western District of Tennessee.

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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