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For Immediate Release

February 20, 2014 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal - Memphis, TN (901) 573-8177
First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested on Bus in Chicago

Memphis, TN - An accused Memphis murderer fled from Memphis to Wisconsin to Chicago. He was preparing to travel on to Nashville when the U.S. Marshals Task Force caught up with him.

On 1-20-14 Corteras Wilbourn was killed by gunshot in Memphis, TN. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Sydney Jackson on 1-27-14 for the First Degree Murder of Wilbourn. Shortly thereafter it was adopted for investigation by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF).

Investigators tracked Jackson from Memphis to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, and from there to Chicago, Illinois. He was pinpointed at a bus stop in Chicago. The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force was contacted and agents with the Task Force were able to locate the fugitive in a bus about to leave for Nashville, Tennessee.

At the time of this report Jackson is at the Cook County Jail, awaiting extradition.

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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