Memphis, TN – Michael Harris, 33, of Louisiana, who was wanted by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for two counts of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, was captured by U.S. Marshals in Memphis yesterday. Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee, announcement today.
On September 24, 2022, Jefferson Parish Deputies responded to a home in Marrero, Louisiana, where a man and woman were found shot to death inside a car at the scene. Harris, who is considered armed and dangerous, was developed as a suspect.
Through extensive investigative work, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service New Orleans Task Force developed information that Harris was frequenting a bus terminal off Airways Boulevard in Memphis. The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force in Memphis was requested to locate and apprehend Harris.
On February 16, 2023, the Two Rivers Task Force searched for Harris in areas along Airways Boulevard. Task force deputies spotted Harris exit a gas station, and they arrested him without any incident. A handgun was recovered on Harris search incident to arrest. Harris was transported to the Shelby County Jail, and he is awaiting extradition to Louisiana.
The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) 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.