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For Immediate Release

February 10, 2010

Contact: DUSM Lamont Ruffin

Public Affairs Officer

Western District of Tennessee

(901) 544-0479

 U.S. Marshals Arrest Memphis Man for Counterfeiting

Memphis, TN – Today, the U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force arrested Shaun Murphy (28) for Federal Pre-Trial release Violation. Murphy’s original charge was Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Counterfeiting. During the arrest, Task Force members seized approximately $560.00 of counterfeit U.S. currency. Murphy was arrested in the Jamesbridge Apartment complex in North Memphis without incident, and transported the U.S. Marshals Cellblock.

The U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force based in Memphis and Jackson, TN. The Task Force membership is primarily comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, West Memphis Police Officers and Tennessee State Probation and Parole. The Primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators. For more information about the U.S. Marshals Service, visit