U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Apprehends Homicide Suspect
For Immediate Release
Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Memphis, TN – Earlier this evening, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Dorjan Churchman on two First Degree Murder warrants and four Aggravated Assault warrants. This was done in conjunction with the Shelby County Sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Team, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
On July 12, J.V. Wilbourne and Jasmine Bradshaw were shot to death in the 2900 block of Hunter Chapel Road in Como, MS. Also shot but not killed were Shannon Leach, Crystal Block, Jasmine Green, and Whitney Northern. On July 20, warrants were issued for Churchman, out of Panola County MS, on the two counts of First Degree Murder and four counts of Aggravated Assault.
Churchman was tracked to a residence in the 800 block of Alma Street in Shelby County. After a window was forced open by agents on the scene, the fugitive was taken into custody without further incident.
Churchman's partner in this alleged crime, Sheldon Gibbs, was also wanted and had warrants issued for his arrest for the same counts. The Marshals Task Force arrested Gibbs on July 27.
"The Marshals Task Force and our partners take pride in getting the most dangerous suspects off the streets," said U.S Marshal Tyreece Miller. "We are committed to helping pursue justice for these victims and their families."
The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) has offices in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. The West Tennessee office consists of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Investigators with the Jackson Police Department, Agents with the Tennessee Department of Correction, Investigators with the Memphis Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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