Thursday, October 08, 2015

Murder Suspect Caught by U.S. Marshals Task Force

Memphis, TN – An alleged murderer was brought to justice yesterday by the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

On 09/22/15 an arrest warrant issued by Shelby County for 1st Degree Murder for Courtney Crutcher. It is alleged that on 09/02/15 he killed Ralph Martin and injured Jeremiah Isom with a handgun. This occurred in the 2400 block of Chelsea Avenue.

Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were assigned to apprehend the fugitive. The fugitive was tracked to Chattanooga, TN where he was staying in a motel. He was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Smokey Mountain Regional Fugitive Task Force.

At the time of this press release he remains in custody in Chattanooga awaiting extradition back to Shelby County.

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 GCRFTF 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, Madison 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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