Homicide Suspect Out of Douglas County, Kansas Apprehended by U.S. Marshals

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Jackson, TN
– U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the capture
of Andrel Spates Jr. for First Degree Murder for a homicide that
occurred in Lawrence, Kansas in September of 2021.

On September 17, 2021, the Lawrence Police
Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Kansas Fugitive
Apprehension Task Force (KFATF) in locating and apprehending Spates on a
homicide warrant.

On October 5, 2021, the Two Rivers Violent
Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) in Jackson received information and a
request from the KFATF to apprehend Spates who was believed to be in
Madison County.

Wednesday morning, the TRVFTF went to an address
on Sable Wood Cove in Three Way to locate Spates. After several minutes,
Spates came out of hiding from the house, and he surrendered to task
force officers without incident. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department
responded and transported Spates to the Madison County Jail.

U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller stated, “One of the
strategies of the U.S. Marshals Service is to work seamlessly with other
agencies to achieve a successful and safe outcome when tracking down
violent fugitives.”

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive
Task Force is a multi-agency task force within Western Tennessee. The
Western Tennessee Division of the TRVFTF 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.

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Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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