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For Immediate Release

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March 25, 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
Marshals Task Force Captures Memphis First Degree Murder Suspect in Las Vegas

Memphis, TN – On March 25, 2022, Gregory Morton, 50, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force at the behest of the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force. U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller made the announcement today.

On December 29, 2021, Juanita Washington was shot to death at a Walgreens located at the 3100 block of Perkins Road, Memphis, Tennessee. On January 12, 2022, a warrant for First Degree Murder was issued by Shelby County Criminal Court. This fugitive case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force.

In addition to the murder charge, Morton was wanted for Pretrial Release Violation on a Federal weapons charge and a state charge of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun.

Investigators with the Two Rivers Task Force developed information that Morton was in Las Vegas, Nevada. The U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force was able to take him into custody without incident.

“When U.S. Marshals Task Forces work on a case, luck tends to run out for 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 sexual predators.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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