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Operation Joint Tiger Express

Monday, April 08, 2013 | 08:22am

Memphis, TN – A joint operation to get dangerous offenders off the streets of Memphis has culminated in the arrests of dozens of probation and parole absconders and the confiscation of illegal drugs. The Tennessee Department of Correction, in collaboration with the Memphis Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the US Marshal’s Service and the ATF launched Operation Joint Tiger Express on March 25, 2013. As a result, more than 50 people listed as absconders have been taken into custody. Agents from the various law enforcement communities joined forces to make the arrests and paid visits to more than 600 homes in the Memphis area to round up the offenders.

“Any person who is on probation or parole and leaves our supervision should know we will relentlessly pursue and return them to our custody,” TDOC Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield said. "By partnering with fellow law enforcement agencies, this operation has taken some dangerous offenders off the streets of Memphis and as a result, enhanced public safety.”

"The criminals and absconders should be aware that no stone will be left unturned in our efforts to apprehend them,” Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said.

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