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For Immediate Release

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September 20, 2018

Colleen Grayman, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Arizona – Phoenix (602) 316-4403;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
South Carolina Murder Suspect Arrested in Arizona

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 Carolina.

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.

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

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