Memphis, TN – Daruis Withers was captured today in the New
Orleans metropolitan area by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional
Fugitive Task Force.
Warrants were issued for the arrest of
Darius Withers by Shelby County. Withers was wanted for First Degree
Murder, three charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, three charges of
Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Dangerous Felony and
Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun. Withers was wanted for the
October 7 shooting death of Victoria Leisure at the 3400 block of
Lamphier Avenue in Memphis TN. On October 11 the Marshals Task Force
office in Memphis adopted the case.
Investigators with the Task
Force office in New Orleans, working with investigators in Memphis, were
able to track the fugitive to the 1100 block of Manhattan in Harvey, LA.
The fugitive was taken into custody without incident, and
transported to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center (LA).
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, Fayette 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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency