Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the capture
of Timmie Cooperwood for First Degree Murder.
On October 6, 2020,
Shandka Harvell was shot and killed at a residence at the 2000 block of
Prospect, Memphis, Tennessee. On October 9 a warrant for Timmie
Cooperwood for First Degree Murder was issued by Shelby County for this
crime. This case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional
Fugitive Task Force.
Investigators with the Task Force tracked
the fugitive to a residence in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Marshals office
in that area were able to locate the fugitive there and take him into
custody without incident.
In addition to First Degree Murder,
Cooperwood was also wanted for Aggravated Assault, Convicted Fugitive in
Possession of a Handgun, Aggravated Stalking, Employing a Firearm with
intent to commit a Felony, and Aggravated Burglary.
Cooperwood was able to avoid arrest for close to three months,” said
U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. “I’m pleased that the Marshals Service was
able to close this fugitive case before the year came to an end.”
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, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson
Police Officers, 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
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