August 25, 2023

US Marshals arrest two suspects wanted for murder out of Mobile

Therese Apel

Photo: United States Marshals Facebook Page

The US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) has arrested two fugitives wanted for Murder in Moss Point.

Devanta Hall, 22, was taken into custody near the 4900 Block of Larimore Street while a 17-year-old male juvenile was taken into custody near the 3400 block of Dubose Avenue.

Both Hall and the juvenile were wanted by the Mobile Police Department on two separate unrelated murders. Hall was also wanted for two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle. The juvenile has been wanted for murder since June 20, while Hall has been wanted for murder since June 18.

U.S. Marshals believed that the juvenile was at a residence on Dubose Avenue. Occupants refused to answer the door and members of the GCRFTF forced entry into the residence. Several individuals were located inside the residence, along with multiple firearms. One of those firearms was discovered listed as stolen through Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

One of those individuals inside, Lavon Finley, 24, was discovered wanted for a Failure to Appear out of Jackson County. The juvenile and Finley were transported to the Moss Point Police Department for processing. Other charges are expected related to the firearms being found.

Marshals believed that Hall was located inside of a residence on Larimore Street. Members of the GCRFTF traveled to that home and after a short delay, Hall exited the home and was taken into custody without incident.

This was a joint investigation between the U.S. Marshals and the Mobile Police
Department. The Mobile Police Department provided crucial information to the U.S. Marshals Service that helped narrow down the locations of both Murder suspects in Moss Point.

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Gulfport, Mobile, and Hattiesburg offices, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Mobile Police Department, and the Moss Point Police Department assisted in the arrests.

In July of 2006, the U.S. Marshals Service established the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Full-time members of the GCRFTF consist of the: U.S. Marshals Service, The U.S. Border Patrol, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Forrest County Sheriff’s Office, Stone County Sheriff’s Office, Biloxi Police Department, Columbia Police Department and the Hattiesburg Police Department.

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