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Southaven man arrested on several violent crime warrants

Photo: Stuart Pinkham (Credit: U.S. Marshals Service on Twitter)

Stuart Pinkham, age 33, of Southaven, wanted out of Shelby County and Southaven on multiple violent crime arrest warrants was captured by U.S. Marshals in Memphis. U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller, Western District of Tennessee, announced on Wednesday, March 22. 

The U.S. Marshals Service posted the arrest announcement on its social media:

According to a news release, Pinkham was wanted in Shelby County for Second Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and multiple firearm offenses.

Additionally, Pinkham was wanted in Southaven for Carjacking, two counts of Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault and Evading Arrest. The Southaven charges have not yet been specifically detailed.

On March 19, 2023, Memphis Police responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Longcrest Road in Memphis. One victim was transported to Regional One Medical Center in critical condition. The next day, police responded to another shooting in the 5000 block of Urbana Road in Memphis. Officers found a victim unresponsive from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) adopted the case to locate and apprehend Pinkham on March 20. Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team, the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, and Southaven Police Department joined in conjunction to locate Pinkham.

On March 21, the TRVFTF and Shelby County Fugitive tracked Pinkham to an address in the 5200 block of Airview Road in Memphis. The task force surrounded the residence and began calling for Pinkham to come out. After several minutes, Pinkham surrendered and was arrested without incident.

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