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U.S. Marshals Capture West Tennessee Fugitive in Southern California

For immediate release

Hardin County, TN – A West Tennessee fugitive on the run for 15 months was captured by U.S. Marshals in Southern California.

On January 24, 2023, an arrest for Jason Carol Gray, 42, was issued in Hardin County Circuit Court in Savannah, Tennessee for Distribution of Methamphetamine.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) in Jackson was requested to find Gray. The TRVFTF developed information that Gray had fled to San Diego, California.

On April 10, U.S. Marshals in San Diego safely took Gray into custody. He is being held at the San Diego County Jail pending extradition back to Tennessee.

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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