Memphis, TN – Curdarreion Wilson’s time on the run was cut
short by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and
the Multi Agency Gang Unit.
On April 06, 2020 Raymond Howard was
shot to death at the 2400 block of Park Avenue in Memphis, TN. Memphis
Police soon developed information that Wilson had committed the crime.
Wilson already had warrants for his arrest for Attempted 2nd Degree
Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm. He had already
evaded arrest by authorities through flight on three previous occasions.
Intelligence had been gathered that he was asserting that he would not
hesitate to use violence against law enforcement, and that he could not
be found or caught.
Yesterday, April 16, investigators with the
U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Multi Agency gang unit observed Wilson
get into a car in a parking lot on the 3200 block of Third Street. When
the car attempted to flee, Task Force officers made contact with their
cars on the suspect vehicle to insure it did not escape. Wilson fled on
foot, disposing of a handgun which was later recovered in a dumpster,
with investigators in pursuit.
Visuals were lost on the suspect,
so Task Force K9 named Echo was deployed. Echo tracked Wilson to an
abandoned house with a crawl space at the 70 block of Belle Haven. Echo
entered the crawl space and administered bites to Wilson. At this point
the fugitive became compliant and exited the crawl space, surrendering
without further incident.
Wilson received medical care for his
non critical wounds.
The driver of the vehicle was Clayton
Bratcher. Two more handguns were found in his vehicle. He was taken to
the Shelby County Detention Center and charged with Unlawful Possession
of a Weapon.
In addition the charges for which he had warrants,
Wilson is being charged with 2nd Degree Murder.
evasive fugitives pose a challenge to law enforcement,” commented
Jeffrey Holt, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee. “It is
a challenge that the U.S. Marshals will always answer.”
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