Tennessee Murder Suspect Arrested By Fugitive Task Force

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June 29, 2011 13:49

  

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On Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 11:15 p.m., the U.S. Marshals Service Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested 21-year-old Evan Kenyon Knox on warrants for criminal homicide and attempt criminal homicide. Knox was wanted by police in Nashville, Tennessee in connection with a May 2011 homicide.

Knox was arrested without incident at a residence in Gresham, Oregon. Knox was booked into the Multnomah County Jail where he will await extradition to Tennessee.

The Task Force is a multi agency apprehension effort for specific fugitive cases which terminates with the apprehension of the fugitive(s). The primary mission of the Oregon Fugitive Task Force is to seek out and arrest persons who are wanted for violent crimes against persons, weapon offenses, and drug offenses or where the defendant has a criminal history.

Participants include the U.S. Marshals Service, Portland Police Bureau, Oregon State Police, Benton County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Lane County Sheriff's Office, Linn County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Sherman County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Astoria Police Department, Beaverton Police Department, Gresham Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, North Plains Police Department, Seaside Police Department, Vancouver Police Department, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, and the Clackamas County Department of Community Corrections.

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