Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect From Shelby County Captured by U.S. Marshals in Florida
For Immediate Release
Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the capture of Jonathan Funches in Florida for Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Domestic Assault, and drug charges out of Shelby County.
On May 8, 2021, it is alleged that Funches violently assaulted a woman at her home because of a domestic dispute and then fled the scene. Funches found the woman later that day and fired multiple shots into her vehicle striking the woman and her child. The woman and child were transported to LeBonheur Hospital and were listed as non-critical.
On July 28, 2021, Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force (FCRFTF) members developed information that Funches was staying with family members in Florida.
The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) in Memphis, Tennessee requested assistance from the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force to apprehend Funches. Both task forces collaborated to apprehend Funches in Lynn Haven, Florida.
On July 29, 2021, the FCRFTF located a vehicle that Funches fled in. After further investigation, a search warrant was obtained for an address within an apartment complex.
The task force knocked and announced their presence at the apartment door for several minutes, and eventually Funches surrendered. He was arrested without incident.
“The Marshals Service priority is to keep the most dangerous fugitives out of our communities and apprehend them in the safest manner possible” said Marshal Tyreece Miller.
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 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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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