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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency