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For Immediate Release

January 10, 2020

R. Sean Coyne, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force (479) 769-4967;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Tennessee Homicide Suspect Captured in Western Arkansas

Fort Smith, AR – On January 9, 2020, the U.S. Marshals led Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force (WATF) captured Xavier Holloway Jr., 26, who was wanted by Nashville, Tennessee authorities for criminal homicide, attempted criminal homicide, and possession of a weapon during a dangerous felony.

In early January, 2020, the WATF began working with the Metro-Nashville Police Department (TN) and the U.S. Marshals Service, Middle District of Tennessee, to locate and apprehend Xavier Holloway Jr. Holloway was wanted for a homicide that occurred in December on Edgehill Avenue in Nashville in which 21 year old Terry C. Smith was the victim. The Task Force identified Holloway in the Fayetteville, Arkansas area after several days of intensive investigation. The Task Force ultimately arrested Holloway in Pope County between Clarksville and Russellville in the early evening of January 9. Holloway was transported to the Pope County Detention Center where he awaits extradition proceedings.

The Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force is led by the U.S. Marshals Service and is comprised of members from the following agencies: Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Community Corrections-SRT, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Bentonville Police Department, Greenwood Police Department, Springdale Police Department, Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office. The mission of the Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force is to arrest suspects wanted for violent offenses.

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