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For Immediate Release

July 11, 2018 Deputy U.S. Marshal, Seth Bruce
Western Districe of Tennesse - Memphis (901) 573-8177;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Bank Robbery Suspect Leads to Arrest of Four for Marshals Task Force
Memphis, TN - A felony traffic stop led to four arrests Monday afternoon for the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

A juvenile aged 17 was wanted out of San Antonio Texas for bank robbery. The suspect was stopped in a vehicle at the intersection of Airways and Ketchum. Also present in the car was Dwayne Vester, Derron Smith, and Octavius Thompson.

Vester had a stolen handgun, three felony warrants for his arrest, and a felony amount of marijuana with drug paraphernalia on his person. Smith had a felony amount of marijuana on his person. The juvenile suspect had a felony amount of marijuana on his person. Finally there was a felony amount of marijuana in the console of the vehicle.

Vester, Smith, and Thompson were taken to the Shelby County Detention Center. The bank robbery suspect was taken to a juvenile holding facility.
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, BATF, 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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