TN – The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force
needs the help of the public in locating a fugitive from justice.
Joshua Dotson is wanted for the following
arrest warrants out of Shelby County: three counts of First Degree
Murder, two counts of Possession of a Firearm during a Dangerous Felony,
and two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The details of the
underlying crimes are as follows:
On May 24 Reginald Anderson was
shot to death in the parking lot of 1300 Bellevue. Renita Bennett was
shot multiple times but survived.
On June 12 Jamesha Covson was
shot to death at a residence at the 1200 block of Quinn. Covson was the
girlfriend of Joshua Dotson. She was several months pregnant at the time
of her murder.
Please note the suspect’s prominent facial
This fugitive has been made a Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation Top Ten fugitive.
Joshua Dotson is considered armed
and dangerous. The public is advised to avoid contact with him and to
call (731) 571-0280 or (901) 601-1575 with any information on this
fugitive. The following rewards are being offered for information
leading to his arrest: Crimestoppers up to
$500-$1,000, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation up to
$2,500 and the U.S. Marshals Service
up to $10,000.
Marshals Service is making it a top priority to bring Joshua Dotson to
justice for this shocking and horrible crime” said U.S. Marshal Jeff
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