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For Immediate Release

Contact:
June 09, 2016 Chris Atwater, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8702;
Michael Potter, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 554-8545
Two Suspects Arrested in High Point, NC by U.S. Marshals on Murder and Weapons Charges
 

High Point, NC - On June 8, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., John Thomas Coley and William Eugene Hill were arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the High Point Police Department.

Earlier in the day, the High Point Police Department issued warrants for Coley for Attempted First Degree Murder, Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. In the early morning hours of June 6, 2016, Derrick Warren Garris was shot while standing outside of a residence located at 904 Putnam Street. Coley is alleged to have been the shooter.

Information was developed that led the JFTF and High Point Police to 606-A Carr Street in High Point. The JFTF was able to confirm that Coley was inside the residence. When members of the JFTF and the High Point Police Department approached the residence, a female and Coley exited the residence and Coley was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators also located a second male, identified as William Eugene Hill, who was arrested at the scene and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Both Coley and Hill were transported to the Guilford County Jail. Conditions of release for both Coley and Hill are not known at this time.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole and the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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