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For Immediate Release

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June 16, 2021 Western District of Tennessee (901) 467-6286;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Capture West Tennessee Federal Prison Escapee in East Tennessee

Memphis, TN – Following a joint investigation by the Marshals Service and FBI, Cecil Corey Haggins, 33, of McMinnville, TN, was arrested this afternoon by Marshals from the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee. Haggins and his girlfriend were both taken into custody at a hotel on Interstate Drive in Manchester, TN. They are being held at the Coffee County Jail and both are anticipated to face federal charges related to his escape.

On June 14, Bureau of Prisons staff conducted a special count and determined that Haggins was missing from the Federal Correctional Institution- Memphis, Federal Prison Camp in Millington. Haggins was serving a 120-month sentence for possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of a methamphetamine mixture and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

“Escapees pose a unique threat because they know the consequences if caught,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. “Now Mr. Haggins will have even more time to think. I’m grateful for the partnerships with the FBI and the Marshals on the other end of the state.”

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

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