For Immediate Release
Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Memphis Police Department Capture Pennsylvania Homicide Fugitive
Memphis, TN – Jerbrell Westmoreland, 30, has been captured in Memphis by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) and Memphis Police Department. Westmoreland was wanted out of Pennsylvania for Homicide, Conspiracy to Commit Homicide and Attempted Criminal Homicide.
In the early morning hours of November 28, 2022, two men were shot in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. One of the men, Luis Sanchez, later died from his wounds. On February 22, 2023, warrants were issued for Westmoreland’s arrest. The fugitive case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Reading Office Violent Offender Task Force.
Investigators in Reading developed information that Westmoreland was at a residence in the 3500 block of Eastline in Memphis, Tennessee. This information was forwarded to the (TRVFTF). On March 6, 2023, at the direction of U.S. Marshals Task Force Investigators, MPD Officers located Westmoreland at that address, and took him into custody without incident.
The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency Task Force in the Western District of 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 from the Apprehension and Enforcement Unit. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.
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