Quitman County murder suspect caught in Memphis

U.S. Marshals Wednesday announced they had found and captured a murder suspect from Quitman County who had recently been seen in DeSoto County, starting an extensive search in the Horn Lake and Southaven areas. 

Twenty-one-year-old Quenten Cortez Taylor was arrested in Memphis, according to a social media post by the U.S Marshals Service. 

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in North Mississippi and Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force assisted in the arrest.  

Taylor was reported to have been seen in an area of Horn Lake about a week ago, thanks to a tip, and Horn Lake officers arrived at a residence in the area of Laurelwood and Shadow Oaks. He fled on foot and the disappearance began a search that included DeSoto County Sheriff’s deputies and Southaven Police officers, in addition to Horn Lake Police. Taylor remained at large until Wednesday’s arrest in Memphis. 

Investigators said Taylor was involved in a shooting in Crenshaw that resulted in two deaths and three injuries.  

Bob Bakken

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