Memphis, TN - A first degree murder
suspect was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., today by the U.S. Marshals Gulf
Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Rodney “Big Head” Jennings was wanted out of Chattanooga, Tenn., on a First
Degree Murder Warrant. On January 28 Jennings allegedly shot a Rapheal White
to death in Chattanooga. Jennings was added to the Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation (TBI) Ten Most Wanted list.
The Chattanooga Police, TBI, the U.S. Marshals Smokey Mountain Fugitive Task
Force, and the U.S. Marshal’s office in Abingdon, Virginia, worked in
conjunction for weeks to try to locate the fugitive. Information was
developed that the fugitive was in the Memphis area. At this point the Gulf
Coast Regional Task Force was brought in to assist.
The fugitive was tracked to the Oak Court apartments in south Memphis. Once
agents had surrounded the apartment he was hiding in he surrendered without
incident. An Uzi style gun was seized at the apartment as well. (See
attached picture.) At this time it is not known if it is involved in any
At the time of this report Jennings is in the Shelby 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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