Memphis, TN – The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force
and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Leonard Lamount
Porterfield, one of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Most
Porterfield was wanted by the Covington Police
Department, Memphis Police Department, and the Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation for Aggravated Robbery, 2 Counts of Aggravated Assault, 2
counts of Assault, and 3 counts evading arrest and other charges.
TBI contacted the Task Force for assistance because they had located
Porterfield. In addition to TBI agents, MPD officers from Old Allen
precinct, the Multi Agency Gang Unit, and a Shelby County K-9 unit were
on hand to assist with the arrest.
The fugitive was located at a
residence in the 3800 block of Houghton Cove, Memphis TN. He was found
hiding in the attic. He was taken into custody without further incident.
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, 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