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U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrest Dyer County Suspect in Henderson County Vehicular Homicide on Interstate-40

For immediate release

Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
(901) 573-8177

Jackson, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of Marlon Tipton, 46, of Dyersburg, Tenn., on charges of Vehicular Homicide related to an April 10, 2022, crash in Henderson County, Tenn.

On June 3, 2022, the Henderson County Circuit Court Clerk issued a capias for the arrest of Marlon Tipton, pursuant to a Grand Jury indictment for Vehicular Homicide and Speeding. This crash occurred in the early morning hours of April 10th in the Parker’s Crossroad area of Interstate-40 in Henderson County and resulted in the death of 34-year-old Maria Morales Ortega, who was a passenger in the vehicle allegedly struck by Tipton. The incident was investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

On June 27, the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force adopted the fugitive case at the request of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Marshals subsequently arrested Tipton in downtown Jackson on June 29. Tipton is currently being held without bond and awaiting arraignment at the Henderson County Jail.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency Task Force in the Western District of Tennessee. The Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force 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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