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For Immediate Release

January 10, 2014 Christopher Felix, Supervisory Inspector
Oxford, MS (662) 701-7512;
Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Memphis, TN (901) 573-8177
Murder Suspects From Memphis, TN Hunted Down to Tupelo, MS

Tupelo, MS - U.S. Marshals announce the arrest of Joshua Trenell and George Bady in Tupelo, Miss. today. Officers from the Memphis and Oxford offices of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force teamed up with officers from the Tupelo Police Department and arrested both suspects, who are wanted in connection with the Dec. 8 murder of Firdous Mawlawi, 19, at the Super 8 Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

Investigators from the Memphis Office developed information that the fugitives were in the Tupelo area. Trenell was located and arrested at the Motel 6 on McCullough Blvd, in Tupelo. Bady was tracked down to an apartment complex on CR 1562 in Lee County, Miss, not far from Tupelo.

Both fugitives were transported to the Shelby County Jail in Memphis without incident.

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.

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