For Immediate Release
|April 15, 2013||DUSM Seth Bruce, Western District of Tennessee (901) 573-8177|
|Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force|
Memphis, TN - Yesterday the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF), in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI), the Lauderdale Sheriff’s Office and the Ripley Police Department, was able to locate and arrest attempted first degree murder suspect Darius Mitchell.
On March 23 Mitchell allegedly chased down a vehicle and shot the driver in the face. After being charged with attempted first degree murder by the Henning Police Department, Mitchell was added to the TBI top ten most wanted fugitive list. The case was subsequently investigated by members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Information was developed that the fugitive was
located at an address in Ripley, TN. The Task Force and members of the
Ripley Police Department and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s office surrounded
the house. Mitchell attempted to flee out the back of the house when Task
Force members entered the front of the house, but upon seeing that there was
no escape he reentered the house and was taken into custody without further
incident. He was transported to the Lauderdale County Jail.
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