Covington, TN - Rodrick Walker, who
allegedly participated in a violent snatch and grab jewelry store robbery at
Wolf Chase Mall earlier this year is in custody tonight thanks to two U.S.
Marshals Task Forces.
On January 18 five men with sledge hammers robbed Reed’s Jewelry in Wolf
Chase Mall right outside Memphis. Over sixty five watches worth thousands of
dollars were stolen. Four of the robbers are already in custody.
Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force
had been looking for the alleged final robber, Rodrick Walker. The fugitive
was traced to the Houston Texas area. Earlier today the U.S. Marshals
Violent Offender Task Force located Walker in an apartment complex in the
13000 block of Hillcroft in Southwest Houston. Due to a lack of compliance,
entry was forced into the apartment where Walker was hiding and a Police dog
was used in his apprehension.
At the time of this press release Walker is in the Harris County Jail,
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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