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For Immediate Release

Contact:
August 31, 2020 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S.Marshal
Western District of Tennessee (731) 427-4661
;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller Announces Reward for Escaped Prisoners

Memphis, TN – The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of escaped prisoners Antoine Thomas and Michael Bolden.

On August 30 at the Dyer County Jail Thomas and Bolden overpowered and injured a Correctional Officer, and then escaped over a fence. Thomas was being held on charges of Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest. Bolden was being held on Failure to Appear in court on charges of Possession with Intent to distribute Scheduled 1 Narcotics and Resisting Arrest.

The Marshals Service is offering up to $2500.00 on each fugitive to anyone who gives Information that leads to the arrest of the fugitives. Citizens should not approach the fugitives. Please note that all who give information shall remain anonymous.

Citizens with information should call (731) 431 2803.

“We are asking the public for help in this case,” said Marshal Tyreece Miller. “It is in the interest of the public that these escapees are apprehended swiftly and safely.”

Michael Bolden (APPREHENDED) Antoine Thomas (APPREHENDED)
Michael Bolden Antoine Thomas

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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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