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Suspect Who Struck Two Memphis Airport Police Officers Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Memphis

For immediate release

Memphis, TN – Today, the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Marcus James White, 33, of Memphis. He was wanted on three counts of Aggravated Assault after hitting two Memphis Airport Police Officers with his vehicle. Other charges include five counts of Reckless Endangerment, Evading Arrest, Driving on a Suspended License, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

On April 28, 2023, two Memphis International Airport Police Officers were conducting a traffic stop on White’s vehicle near the airport. He allegedly evaded and struck the officers while driving in reverse to flee the scene. Both officers were transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. A third officer fired a single shot at the vehicle as it fled. White’s vehicle traveled northbound and caused a 2 car accident.

Later that day, Memphis International Airport Police obtained an arrest warrant in Shelby County Criminal Court for the arrest of Marcus James White. The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force adopted the case, and working in conjunction with airport police, developed information on the White’s whereabouts.

This morning, deputies with the Two Rivers Task Force surrounded a duplex in the 500 block of Vance Avenue in Memphis. Deputy marshals knocked and announced their presence at the door. After talking with a resident, deputies made entry into the house. While searching for White, he surrendered and was placed under arrest without incident or injury. He was transported to Shelby County Jail.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force within Western Tennessee. The Two Rivers Violent 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 Correction Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

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