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U.S. Marshals Task Force Apprehend Rape Suspect Wanted for Multiple Counts on a Runaway

For immediate release

Michael McQuillan, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Tennessee
Jackson, TN
(901) 456-8053

Hardeman County, TN – On July 10, 2023, the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force in Jackson captured a Hardeman County man wanted for multiple counts of sex crimes against a child runaway.

Homer Rivers, 43, of Grand Junction, TN, was wanted for Kidnapping, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, Trafficking for Commercial Sex, Aggravated Statutory Rape (7 counts), Harboring/ Hiding a Runaway, Solicitation of a Minor and Contributing to Delinquency, from the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office.

On June 21, Investigators with the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office located a missing juvenile at the home of Homer Rivers in Grand Junction. An investigation by law enforcement and forensic interviewers determined that Rivers had allegedly committed multiple crimes. The case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Task Force.

On July 10, at 6:00 p.m., U.S. Marshals arrested Rivers at a residence on Naylor Road in Toone, TN. He was apprehended without incident and transported to the Hardeman County Jail.

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

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