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Aggravated Sexual Battery of a Minor Suspect Apprehended by U.S. Marshals in Memphis

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Memphis, TN – Benjamin Brannum, 46, who was wanted by the Bells Police Department from Crockett County, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) out of Memphis. U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announced today. Brannum was wanted in connection to an incident that occurred in 2014.

On March 25, 2022, Bells Police Department learned about allegations that Brannum inappropriately touched a minor victim back in 2014. The incident happened in the City of Bells, Tennessee. On April 26, 2022, an arrest warrant for Aggravated Sexual Battery was signed in Crockett County. The TRVFTF adopted the case on the same day.

This morning, the Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) and officers with the Bells Police Department went to an apartment complex on the 1900 block of Hubert Avenue in Memphis to locate and apprehend Brannum. As deputies were announcing their presence at a door to the rear of the apartment, Brannum went to exit out another door, and he was met by deputies who had the place surrounded.

Officers from the Bells Police Department took custody of Brannum to transport him back to Crockett County once the scene was secured by the Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) and Memphis Police Officers who arrived after the arrest.

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 Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (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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