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U.S. Marshals Capture First Degree Murder Suspect

For immediate release

Memphis, TN - Vontabious Echols was apprehended earlier today by U.S. Marshals on charges of First Degree Murder.

The arrest stems from an investigation conducted by the Memphis Police Department on April 19, 2024, following a shooting incident in the 2100 block of Alcy Road in Memphis.

The shooting resulted in the death of Vidal McAdory and left another victim injured. Subsequently, on April 22, a warrant was issued for Echols on charges of First Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm during a Dangerous Felony, and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun in connection with the incident. The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Task Force (TRVFTF) adopted the case for a fugitive investigation.

This afternoon, investigators from the U.S. Marshals TRVFTF successfully located Echols at a motel in the 3200 block of S. Third Street in Memphis. Working in collaboration with the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Teams, Echols was taken into custody without any resistance.

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 composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis and Jackson Police Officers, Tennessee Department of Correction Special Agents, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Since 2021, the TRVFTF has captured over 2,600 violent fugitives and sexual predators.

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