U.S. Marshals arrest six suspects in Selma sting operation
Published 3:43 pm Monday, December 11, 2023
Six suspects were arrested by the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) during the week of Dec. 4 for charges that include capital murder, firearms violations, and narcotics.
The suspects arrested were: Jaaquon Wilson (capital murder), Stephen Woods (capital murder), Lashonda Carter (hindering prosecution/possession of narcotics), Trevon Lewis (failure to appear by federal prosecution), Khadijah Dillard (false statements/firearms violation, federal prosecution), Collin Barley (felon in possession of firearms -federal prosecution).
Members of the Young Turnt Niggaz (YTN) gang were wanted for various crimes. During the arrest of these individuals, two firearms were recovered including an assault-style rifle and a handgun. A small amount of marijuana was also seized during these arrests and more charges are pending.
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The operation was led by the US Marshals GCRFTF Mobile Office but assisting agencies included The Southern District of Alabama, Alcohol Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), ATF Safe Streets Task Force, Selma Police Department, Jackson Police Department, Thomasville Police Department, Demopolis Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, The District Attorney’s Office 4th Judicial Circuit, The District Attorney’s Office 17th Judicial District, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), and the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles.
“By continuing to conduct these joint operations in South Alabama, we are committed to keeping the citizens of South Alabama safe,” said Mark F. Sloke, the US Marshal for the Southern District of Alabama. “We will continue to seek justice for those who violate the laws of our great nation and put our communities at risk. This joint operation highlights the commitment the US Marshals Service has in keeping the historic streets of Selma safe for its citizens.”
The GCRFTF is still actively pursuing other individuals with warrants wanted out of the Selma area.