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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fugitive and Stolen Goods Located by Marshals Task Force

Memphis, TN - A hunt for a fugitive led to the recovery of stolen athletic apparel by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force.

On May 13, members of the task force received information that James Parker was in a house located in the 3400 block of Perkins. Parker was wanted on an Especially Aggravated Robbery Warrant by Shelby County.

While searching the residence Parker was found and placed under arrest. Also found were seven cases of stolen Nike apparel. The estimated street value of the apparel was over eight thousand dollars.

Parker was taken to the Shelby County Detention Center. The stolen merchandise was turned over to the Shelby County A.L.E.R.T. (Area Law Enforcement and Retailers Team) unit. The investigation into the stolen items is ongoing.

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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