Memphis, TN – Vernard Coffer, 40, was arrested for Second
Degree Murder on March 22, 2022, by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent
Fugitive Task Force. U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller made the announcement
On December 17, 2021, Jarvis Evan was found shot at a
residence near the 2800 block of Shady Vista Drive in Memphis, Tenn. He
died from his wounds on December 23. On that same day a warrant was
issued for the arrest of Vernard Coffer for Second Degree Murder for
this crime. The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force
adopted the fugitive case.
On March 22, working in conjunction
with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team and
the Memphis Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Team, Coffer was
tracked to a residence at the 2800 block of Leafy Hollow in Memphis.
Coffer was outside when investigators arrived but fled inside the
residence when he saw them approach. Marko, a K-9 member of the Shelby
County Sheriff’s Office and Two Rivers Task Force, was released into the
residence and apprehended the fugitive. Coffer did not sustain any
injuries from his apprehension.
“The partnership the U.S.
Marshals Task Force shares with the Memphis Police Department and the
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office continuously proves its effectiveness in
apprehending dangerous fugitives,” said U.S. 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
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency