New Orleans Police Department, and U.S. Marshals New Orleans Task Force Arrest Moss Point, Mississippi Murder Suspect at Hotel After Five Hour Standoff

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New Orleans, LA
– The New Orleans Police Department Violent
Offender Warrant Squad (NOPD VOWS) and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
New Orleans Task Force, located and arrested Moss Point, Mississippi
Police Department Murder suspect, Anthony Rashawn Hunt (DOB: 09/19/1983)
at a New Orleans, LA hotel located in the 3900 block of Tulane Avenue on
the afternoon of Friday, 06/11/2021. Officers arrived at the hotel
around 10 a.m. and Hunt barricaded himself in a hotel room for over five
hours making threats to harm himself. It is believed that at one point a
gunshot came from Hunt’s third floor hotel room, but he later
surrendered without further incident.

Hunt was wanted by the Moss
Point Police Department on a Jackson County, MS felony warrant for
Murder that was issued on 06/03/2021. The warrant alleges that Hunt and
Jamichael Jacuiz Jenkins murdered Devonte Carson in Moss Point, MS on
05/27/2021. Hunt is also wanted on a June 2021 warrant from the Southern
District of Alabama (S/AL) for Federal Supervised Release Violations
based on a prior federal Narcotics conviction in S/AL.

The U.S.
Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force’s
(GCRFTF-Gulfport, MS Office) assistance was requested by the Moss Point
Police Department in locating both fugitives and GCRFTF developed
information putting Hunt in the New Orleans, LA metro area. Through
further investigation Hunt was tracked to the hotel where he had been
hiding. Two firearms were seized from the hotel room after Hunt was
arrested. He could face additional federal charges related to firearms
violations.

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Eastern District of Louisiana U.S. Marshal Scott
Illing stated, “the teamwork between the Moss Point Police Department
and the USMS Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force with further
investigative work carried out in New Orleans by the New Orleans Police
Department, LA State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,
and Explosives (ATF), and our office led to the successful arrest of
Hunt with no injuries to either him or law enforcement personnel.

Any information on violent felony fugitives can be provided to the
U.S. Marshals Service at (504) 589-6872 or via email at
usms.wanted@usdoj.gov
Crimestoppers GNO (Greater New Orleans) may also be contacted with tips
at (504) 822-1111.

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

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