For Immediate Release
|July 09, 2014||
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Affairs Officer
Eastern District of Tennessee (865) 545-4182 ext. 261
|U.S. Marshals Arrest Michigan Fugitive Wanted for Attempted Murder, Find Marijuana Grow|
Knoxville, TN – The Marshals Service
in the Eastern District of Tennessee announced today that Marcus Williams,
33, was arrested at approximately 11:00 am EST in Knoxville, Tennessee by a
team of Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers assigned to the Smoky
Mountains Fugitive Task Force.
Three other men from Detroit, Michigan, were arrested along with Williams: Dewayne Tolend, 25, Demetrius Green, 24, and Ladonte Harris-Paige, 27, were also taken into custody when a large indoor marijuana grow was found in the residence.
Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers from Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, and the Knoxville Police Department, apprehended the four individuals after their investigation led them to a house on Eldridge Road, in Knoxville.
“We received the request for assistance from
our counterparts in Detroit late yesterday and, thanks to the tireless work
of our deputies and Task Force officers, we were able to move quickly and
decisively to make the arrests” stated Jimmy Fowler, U.S. Marshal for the
Eastern District of Tennessee. “This arrest is a true testament of what
happens when law enforcement agencies work together to get dangerous
criminals off our streets. Fugitives should take notice that they will not
be able to escape justice by fleeing from state-to-state” Marshal Fowler
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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