Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the capture
of Shakenya Poney for First Degree Murder.
On July 24, 2021,
Clara Wismon was found shot to death at the 300 block of S. Lauderdale
in Memphis, Tennessee. Warrants were issued for the arrest of Shakenya
Poney for First Degree Murder for this crime. The fugitive case was
adopted by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force.
Earlier today, Poney turned herself in after intensive negotiations
and consultations with investigators with the Task Force and the West
Memphis, Arkansas Police Department.
“The peaceful arrest of
violent fugitives is what the U.S. Marshals is committed to,” said
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency