Running From Justice

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Live Oak, TX
– Tyrese Deshawnd Lighty was arrested today by
members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) after having eight
outstanding warrants involving first degree murder, attempted murder and
aggravated assault.

Lighty, 22, was wanted by the Myrtle Beach Police
Department (MBPD) after multiple warrants were issued for his arrest
last October. Lighty was allegedly involved in a shooting that left two
people dead and six others seriously injured. Lighty quickly went into
hiding and had been on the run ever since. Members of the U.S. Marshals’
Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force (CRFTF) provided assistance during
the police investigation and recently learned that Lighty had ties in
the San Antonio area. The CRFTF then contacted the LSFTF to assist in
locating and apprehending Lighty.

This evening, task force officers located Lighty
at an apartment in the 13000 block of Oak Terrace Drive, in Live Oak,
TX. Lighty was arrested without incident and is currently being held in
custody at the Bexar County Jail while awaiting extradition to Myrtle
Beach, SC.

“Fugitives think they can outrun, hide and
eventually escape from justice,” said U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau. “But
justice is diligent and will always prevail.”

Members of
the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (San Antonio):

  • New Braunfels Police Department

  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office

  • Texas Office of the Attorney General


  • Texas Department of Public Safety

  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office
    of the Inspector General

  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of
    Detention & Removal

  • U.S. Marshals Service.

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

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