Glendale, AZ - On Wednesday,
September 19th, Jamal Devonte Coburn, 26, was captured by the U.S.
Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force in
Glendale, AZ for a homicide warrant out of West Columbia, South
United States Marshal David Gonzales said, “The Arizona
WANTED Violent Offender Task Force was designed to locate and apprehend
the worst of the worst, removing these violent fugitives from our
streets. Jamal Coburn thought that by fleeing to the Phoenix area he
would escape justice, but regardless of where the crime is committed,
the U.S. Marshals Service will not rest until justice is served.”
Coburn was wanted by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department for
murder charges stemming from the August 24th fatal shooting of Corey
Jamison in West Columbia, South Carolina. Coburn was confirmed to be at
the scene of the crime where witnesses state he brandished a gun and
fired at the victim. It is alleged that, after the shooting, Coburn fled
to avoid apprehension.
On September 17th, 2018, the U.S. Marshals
Service Fugitive Task Force located in Lexington, South Carolina
requested the assistance of the Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task
Force in locating and apprehending Coburn. An intense manhunt ensued
leading to an apartment near Bethany Home Rd. and 67th Avenue.
On September 19th, Coburn was located and identified in the apartment by
members of the Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force. Deputy U.S.
Marshals and Task Force Officers quickly assembled and approached the
apartment to arrest Coburn. After being on the run for a months and
travelling across the country, Coburn was taken into custody and was
later booked into the Maricopa County Jail to await his extradition back
to South Carolina.
The United States Marshals Service is the
nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals
arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more
federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.
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