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For Immediate Release

Michael McQuillan, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Tennessee
Jackson, TN
(901) 456-8053

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

North Mississippi Man Wanted for Federal Charge and Alleged Sex Crime Captured by U.S. Marshals in McNairy County in West Tennessee

Jackson, TN – On October 19, 2022, Robert Roy Thompson, 35, of Corinth, MS, was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service on a federal violation warrant and a state warrant for a sex crime against a child out of Mississippi. Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee, announced today.

On August 22, 2022, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Mississippi issued an arrest warrant for Robert Roy Thompson charging him with Violating Supervised Release Conditions. Thompson was originally convicted in federal court for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Thompson also had an active warrant issued June 30, 2022, in Lee County, MS, for Fondling of a Child.

On the evening of October 19, the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force in Jackson received a request from U.S. Marshals in North Mississippi, to apprehend Thompson. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the investigation led to Thompson's location near a residence off Old U.S. Highway 45 South in the Guys community of McNairy County.

Thompson was located and after a short pursuit and foot chase, he was safely apprehended by members of the Two Rivers Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was transported to the Alcorn County Jail in Corinth, MS.

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 Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (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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