Memphis, TN - An accused Memphis
murderer fled from Memphis to Wisconsin to Chicago. He was preparing to
travel on to Nashville when the U.S. Marshals Task Force caught up with him.
On 1-20-14 Corteras Wilbourn was killed by gunshot in Memphis, TN. A warrant
was issued for the arrest of Sydney Jackson on 1-27-14 for the First Degree
Murder of Wilbourn. Shortly thereafter it was adopted for investigation by
the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF).
Investigators tracked Jackson from Memphis to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area,
and from there to Chicago, Illinois. He was pinpointed at a bus stop in
Chicago. The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force was
contacted and agents with the Task Force were able to locate the fugitive in
a bus about to leave for Nashville, Tennessee.
At the time of this report Jackson is at the Cook County Jail, awaiting
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 composed of Deputy U.S.
Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, 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.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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