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For Immediate Release

March 17, 2022 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee - Memphis (901) 573-8177;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Task Force Capture Middle Tennessee Murder Fugitive in Memphis

Memphis, TN – Paul Turner was arrested for First Degree Murder on March 16 by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force. U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller made the announcement today.

On December 4, 2020, Montavis Jones was found shot to death at 285 N. Rutherford in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. On March 8, 2022, a warrant for First Degree Murder was issued for Turner for this crime. The U.S. Marshals Middle Tennessee Fugitive Task Force adopted the fugitive case.

Working in conjunction with the Middle Tennessee Fugitive Task Force, the Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force was able to develop information that Turner was in the Memphis area. On the afternoon of March 16, Turner was located in Memphis and taken into custody by the Two Rivers Task Force without incident.

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.

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