Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Skip to main content
Press Release
DOJ us marshals banner

U.S. Marshals Task Force Capture Man Alleged to Have Murdered a Child

For immediate release

Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal

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

Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of Terrell J. Woods for First-Degree Murder in the homicide of a 4-year-old child.

On Saturday, April 3, a 4-year-old boy was shot to death in a vehicle near the 1000 block of W. Lexington Circle. Later that same day, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Terrell J. Woods for this crime.

Following an investigation, earlier today Woods was stopped in a vehicle near the intersection of Poplar and 4th by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team. He was taken into custody without incident.

"The Marshals Service was satisfied that we were able to make an arrest in this unconscionable and horrific crime," said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force with divisions in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western Tennessee Division of the Gulf Coast Regional 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 Corrections Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


America’s First Federal Law Enforcement Agency