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For Immediate Release

October 26, 2021 U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Murder Suspect Out of Arkansas Apprehended by U.S. Marshals in Memphis

Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the capture of Cornell Brown on charges of Capital Murder that occurred out of the Western District of Arkansas.

On October 8, 2021, an arrest warrant for one count of Capital Murder was issued for Brown. The West Arkansas Task Force (WATF) received information that Brown was in the Memphis area.

On October 20, 2021, the West Arkansas Task Force requested the assistance of the Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) out of Memphis in locating and apprehending Brown.

Tuesday morning, the TRVFTF went to an address on Double Tree Street in Memphis. As deputies approached the residence, the front door was abruptly shut. The front door then opened again, and Brown surrendered to deputies without incident.

U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller stated, “The successful capture of fugitives on the run requires effective coordination and teamwork between multiple agencies working together across the country.”

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force within Western Tennessee. The Western Tennessee Division of the TRVFTF has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

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