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For Immediate Release

March 1, 2010

Contact: DUSM Lamont Ruffin

Public Affairs Officer

Western District of Tennessee

(901) 544-0479

U.S. Marshals Task Force has Record Setting Year

Memphis, TN – In 2009, the U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force makes a record number of arrests for the year. According to 2009 fugitive performance measures reports the Task Force arrested 301 fugitives and cleared 400 warrants, 30 of which were Homicide fugitives. All warrants cleared were violent felony warrants. The Task Force has increased in size, with the addition of West Memphis Police Department. The Task Force is on pace of having another record setting year for 2010.

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