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Marshals Task Force Captures Memphis Murder Suspect in Texas

For immediate release

Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
(901) 573-8177

Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of Joshua Tubbs for First Degree Murder.

On September 17, 2020, Clarence Spiller was shot to death near the 3000 block of Calvert Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. On June 9, 2021, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Joshua Tubbs for this crime. This case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Investigators with the Two Rivers Task Force tracked the fugitive to the Houston, Texas area. Coordinating with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, Tubbs was located and arrested without incident.

"The U.S. Marshals Service has skilled fugitive teams covering every part of the country," said Marshal Tyreece Miller. "This is an obvious advantage when a fugitive flees hundreds of miles from justice. They will still be found."

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