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For Immediate Release

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February 25, 2014 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal, Memphis, TN (901) 573-8177
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Final Fugitive in Wolf Chase Mall Watch Robbery

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, awaiting extradition.

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.

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

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