February 16, 2022

Former coach who allegedly took minor over state lines for sex extradited to Mississippi

Therese Apel

A basketball coach who was arrested when he allegedly transported a minor female over state lines to engage in sex acts had a court appearance in north Mississippi on Monday.

U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby said this week that Andreus T. Shannon, 41, of Savannah, Tennessee, was arrested based on an investigation by the FBI. A complaint filed in federal court states that Shannon took the minor female over state lines between Tennessee and Mississippi to engage in sexual behavior. Agents say Shannon also extorted and cyberstalked the same victim when she became an adult.

Shannon made his initial appearance in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in Columbia, Tennessee, on January 28, 2022, and was subsequently extradited to Oxford. On February 14, Shannon appeared in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, for a detention hearing. Shannon was released on bond with a number of special conditions, including home confinement and electronic monitoring, pending further judicial proceedings.

Individuals with information concerning this investigation are encouraged to contact the FBI at 601-948-5000.

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