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Memphis Murder and Southaven, Mississippi Violent Fugitive Apprehended by U.S. Marshals after Multi-Agency Manhunt

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Memphis, TN – Stuart Pinkham, 33, of Southaven, Mississippi, who was wanted out of Shelby County and Southaven, MS, on multiple violent crime arrest warrants was captured yesterday by U.S. Marshals in Memphis. U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller, Western District of Tennessee, announced today.

Pinkham was wanted in Shelby County for Second Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and multiple firearm offenses. Additionally, Pinkham was wanted in Southaven for Carjacking, two counts of Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault and Evading Arrest.

On March 19, 2023, Memphis Police responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Longcrest Road in Memphis. One victim was transported to Regional One medical Center in critical condition. The next day, police responded to another shooting in the 5000 block of Urbana Road in Memphis. Officers found a victim unresponsive from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) adopted the case to locate and apprehend Pinkham on March 20. Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team, the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, and Southaven Police Department joined in conjunction to locate Pinkham.

On March 21, the TRVFTF and Shelby County Fugitive tracked Pinkham to an address in the 5200 block of Airview Road in Memphis. The task force surrounded the residence and began calling for Pinkham to come out. After several minutes, Pinkham surrendered and was arrested without incident.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force in Western Tennessee. 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.

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