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Memphis Murder Suspect Arrested in Mississippi by U.S. Marshals Task Force

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 Nicholas Anderson for First Degree Murder.

On April 5, 2021 Javarie Mays, was found shot to death in a residence at the 1110 block of Railton Rd. Memphis, Tennessee. Later that day a First Degree Murder warrant was issued for the arrest of Nicholas Anderson for this crime. In addition to First Degree Murder, a warrant was issued for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.

The case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Memphis office. Investigators with the task force tracked Anderson to a location in Indianola, Mississippi. Coordinating with the Marshals Task Force in Oxford, Mississippi, Anderson was located and taken into custody without incident.

"Cooperation and mutual support across state lines is a hallmark of the Marshals Task Force system," said U. S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. "It enabled a safe and swift resolution to this fugitive matter."

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force with divisions in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western Tennessee Division of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force 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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