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U.S. Marshals Arrest First Degree Murder Suspect

For immediate release

Memphis, TN – The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) arrested Rozell Hughes last night for First Degree Murder.

On July 20, 2023, the Memphis Police Department responded to a shooting at 1300 Wesley Drive in Memphis where Javeon Bowden was found dead from an apparent shooting. On July 24, a First Degree Murder warrant was issued by Shelby County for the arrest of Rozell Hughes for this crime. The fugitive case was adopted by the Two Rivers Task Force.

On October 11th, U.S. Marshals, working closely with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, was able to develop information about where Hughes could be found. With the assistance of the Shelby County Sheriff’s and the Memphis Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Teams, U.S. Marshals found Hughes at a location in the 3300 block of Third Street in Memphis. He was taken into custody without incident.

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

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