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For Immediate Release

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April 19, 2021 C. Martin Keely, U.S. Marshal (205) 307-7330;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive Wanted for 2017 Murder
Out on bond, he cut off ankle monitor & fled

Birmingham, ALA fugitive on the run since 2017 after being found guilty of felony murder was arrested without incident early this morning by the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Maurice Nesbitt, 43, was taken into custody at a residence in the 1200 block of 10th Avenue North in Birmingham. Deputies and Task Force Officers had set up surveillance there after receiving a tip from Birmingham Area Crime Stoppers, the “In Pursuit with John Walsh” tipline and the “America’s Most Wanted” tipline that Nesbitt might be located at the residence.

Upon further investigation, Deputies and Task Force Officers determined that two men were in the residence, with one fitting the description of Nesbitt. The suspect identified himself as “Ricardo.” After observing the individual’s tattoos, Deputies questioned the suspect’s identity, and he then admitted to being Maurice Nesbitt.

Nesbitt was featured on Investigation Discovery’s “In Pursuit with John Walsh” in January 2019 and more recently on Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” April 12. He had been on the run since 2017 for the murder of Rashawn Jackson, his 34-year-old former girlfriend. Nesbitt was out on bond when he cut off his electronic monitoring anklet and fled on the last day of the trial. The jury in that trial found Nesbitt guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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