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For Immediate Release

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April 26, 2021 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee - Memphis (901) 573-8177;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Three Murder Suspects Surrender to U.S. Marshals Task Force

Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of Deandre Wilbourne, Deonn Wilbourne, and Christopher Burkes for First Degree Murder.

On April 14, 2021, Donterrius Johnson and a male juvenile were found shot to death near the 5200 block of Knight Arnold. Arrest warrants for First Degree Murder were issued for this crime for Deandre Wilbourne, Deonn Wilbourne and Christopher Burkes. This case was adopted for a fugitive investigation by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force.

On Friday, April 23, Deandre Wilbourne and Deonn Wilbourne surrendered to Investigators with the Task Force. On Saturday, April 24, Christopher Burkes surrendered to Task Force Investigators.

“There is a component to our work that often involves persuasion and negotiation,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force in the Western District of Tennessee with offices in Memphis and Jackson. Its membership is composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and Special Agents with the Tennessee Department of Correction. 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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