U.S. Marshal Task Force Arrests Interstate Murder Fugitive

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Memphis, TN
– The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive
Task Force arrested Michael Wayne Tackett for two counts Attempted
Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer out of Mississippi and one count of
Second Degree Murder out of Shelby County.

In October of 2021
Tackett allegedly shot at Mississippi Highway Patrol officers who were
in pursuit of Tackett. This occurred in Walnut. Tackett was hospitalized
after this incident.

On December 20, 2021 a warrant was issued
for the arrest of Tackett for Second Degree out of Shelby County
Criminal Court.

On February 1, 2022 Tackett left the hospital
without surrendering to proper authorities. The case was adopted by the
U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. An investigation
determined that the fugitive was in the Memphis, Tennessee area. The Two
Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force began to work in conjunction with the
Gulf Coast Task Force to locate the fugitive.

Earlier today, the
Two Rivers Task Force went to an apartment near the 5200 block of
Shelborne in Memphis. Tackett was located in the apartment and taken
into custody without incident.
“Dangerous fugitives with interstate
arrest warrants are a top priority for the U.S. Marshals Service,” said
U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent
Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force in the Western District
of Tennessee with offices in Memphis and Jackson. Its membership
is composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies,
Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson
Police Officers, and Special Agents with the Tennessee Department of
Correction. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent
offenders and sexual predators.

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

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