Memphis, TN – The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive
Task Force arrested Gregory Brown for first degree murder last night,
January 29, 2021.
On August 2, 2020, Roderick Ellis was shot to
death following a robbery in West Memphis, AR. He followed the
perpetrators into Memphis and was shot and killed near the intersection
of Riverside and Metal Museum.
A First Degree Murder warrant was
issued for Gregory Brown for this crime.
On the evening of
January 29, investigators with the Marshals Task Force tracked Brown to
a residence in West Memphis located in an apartment near the 900 block
of Deaunta Farrow. With the assistance of the West Memphis Violent Crime
Unit and the Crittenden County Violent Crime Unit, Brown was located in
the apartment and taken into custody without incident.
appreciate the assistance of our law enforcement partners in Arkansas to
get another murder fugitive off the street,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece
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, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson
Police Officers, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special
Agents. Theprimary 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