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For Immediate Release

May 06, 2010 Contact: DUSM Lamont Ruffin
Public Affairs Officer
District of Tennessee

(901) 544-0479
U.S. Marshals arrest Violent Gang Member
Memphis, TN–  Late this evening, the U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force arrested Antwan Melvin (24) in a North Memphis home. Melvin, a documented member of the “Vice Lords” street gang and was wanted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on numerous felony charges. Melvin was wanted for three counts of Aggravated Robbery, four counts Criminal-Attempt Aggravated Robbery, three counts of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, four counts Aggravated Assault, one count Aggravated Burglary, one count of Intentionally Evading Arrest in Auto with Risk of Death and Theft of Property $1000 to $10,000. Melvin was transported to the Shelby County Jail and is being held on a one billion dollar bond.   

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.


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