Somerville, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the
arrest of Tomarcus Baskerville, Martavius Baskerville, Gregory Bonds and
Montaveen Taylor for First Degree Murder by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast
Regional Fugitive Task Force. This was done in conjunction the Fayette
County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
On August 23, the Fayette County Sheriff’s County responded to the
1100 block of Brewer Road in Somerville, TN. Tavaris Lewis was found
dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Luther Smith, Dallis Douglas,
Chasity McKinney and Tarkyshaw McKinney were also shot, but not fatally.
Earlier today, arrest warrants were issued by Fayette County for
arrests of Tomarcus Baskerville, Martavius Baskerville, Gregory Bonds
and Montaveen Taylor for First Degree Murder, four counts of Attempted
First Degree Murder, and five counts of Employment of a Firearm during
the commission of a dangerous felony for the shootings.
were located in Somerville, TN earlier and arrested without incident by
agents with the Task Force, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and TBI. A
rifle and a gun were also seized during the arrest of one of the
“Brutal crimes like this elicit a swift response,” said
U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. “We were pleased to assist Fayette County
with a quick resolution of this matter.”
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
itsmembership 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