12/05/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2023 12:05
Memphis, TN - U.S. Marshals in Memphis captured Deandrea Clark, 37, who was wanted for the fatal hit-and-run of a woman in October. The Memphis Police Department issued a warrant for Vehicular Homicide, Hit-and-Run Involving Death or Serious Injury, Driving on a Suspended License, Failure to Exercise Due Care, Duty to Render Aid, and Violation of Financial Responsibility Law.
On October 26th, Clark was allegedly involved in a crash with another vehicle at I-385 and Kirby Parkway. According to reports, Clark collided with another vehicle while traveling 85 MPH in a 40 MPH lane and fled the scene on foot. The driver of the other vehicle, Sarah Hamer, 53, was transported to a Memphis hospital and later pronounced dead. The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) adopted the case to locate and apprehend Clark.
Yesterday afternoon, the Two Rivers Task Force and Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team went to an address in the 3800 block of Weaver Meadows Lane in Memphis. Investigators approached the residence and announced their presence at the front door. Moments later, Clark surrendered at the door and was placed under arrest without incident or injury. He was transported to the Shelby County Jail.
The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force within Western Tennessee. The TRVFTF has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby Fayette, and Tipton County Sheriff's Deputies, Memphis and Jackson Police Officers, and the Tennessee Department of Correction Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.