Monday, March 23, 2015

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Captures Tennessee Top 10 Fugitive in Virginia

Richmond, VA – U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson announces the arrest of Kellum Williams. Williams was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for First Degree Murder, Abuse of a Corpse and Violation of Community Corrections in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Clarksville, TN.

On Feb. 1, a human body was found burning in a field in Robertson County, TN. The body was later identified as Amy LeeAnn Murphy. The TBI developed reason to believe that five people were responsible for the death of this 31-year-old mother of three. On March 9, a special grand jury returned indictments against the five. As of March 10, four of the five suspects were captured and Williams was added to the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.

The TBI requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) fugitive task force within the federal Middle District of Tennessee. Approximately a week and a half ago, USMS investigators contacted their counterparts in the federal Eastern District of Virginia with a lead on the possible location of Williams. At approximately 2:30 p.m. EST, USMS fugitive task force investigators based in Richmond, VA, with the assistance of the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office, located this fugitive. Williams was arrested without incident in an apartment in Emporia, VA, and transported to a local detention facility.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested more than 36,000 federal fugitives, 86,700 state and local fugitives, and 11,800 sex offenders in fiscal year 2013.

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