Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest
of Elliot Griham for Attempted First Degree Murder.
On July 14,
2021, at approximately 1 P.M., a Memphis Police Officer observed Elliot
Griham driving recklessly in the Ridgeway and Knight Arnold area. The
officer followed Griham and attempted to take him into custody.
Allegedly, Griham was armed with a rifle and began to shoot at the
officer. The officer was not struck. Griham fled the scene.
warrant was issued for the arrest of Griham for this crime. In addition
to Attempted First Degree Murder, there were also charges of Employment
Of Firearm in Commission of a Violent Felony, Resisting Official
Detention, Evading Arrest, and Reckless Driving. There was also a
warrant for Attempted Second Degree Murder for this subject from an
earlier incident. This fugitive case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals
Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force.
In the afternoon of July
16, the fugitive was tracked to an address at Dew Cove in Cordova,
Tennessee. Working with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fugitive
Apprehension Team and the Multi Agency Gang Unit, Griham was taken into
custody without incident.
“The Marshals Service is grateful that
the MPD officer was not injured in the initial incident, and we are glad
to capture this fugitive,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency