Memphis, TN -
For months Cortez Rivers has been wanted for
Rape of a Child and Aggravated Sexual Battery.
Today the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional
Fugitive Task Force brought him to justice.
On April 27, 2016 two warrants were issued
for Cortez Rivers by the Shelby County Sheriff’s
Office. One was for Rape of a Child and
Aggravated Sexual Battery. On September 26 this
case was adopted by investigators with the
Marshals Task Force.
On October 12
investigators tracked the fugitive to an
apartment located on the 2300 block of Dwight.
The apartment was searched and the fugitive was
located hiding in a closet.
transported to the Shelby County Jail without
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 predator.
If you receive any
information regarding the above named
please contact the United States
Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico
(505) 346-6400/Albuquerque or (575)
Padilla is considered armed and
extremely dangerous and should be reported to
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