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Monroeville Man Sentenced in Aggravated Assault Case

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March 21, 2013

Montgomery, Alabama - A federal judge sentenced Marcus Dupree Hurry, 22, of Monroeville, to seven years in prison for his assault on a Deputy United States Marshal in February, 2012, announced George L. Beck, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

On February 28, 2012, the United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force received information that Leslie McMillian, who was wanted for murder was residing in Prattville, Alabama. McMillan was supposed to be at the Sweet Water Apartment complex in Prattville, Alabama. Law enforcement set up surveillance at the apartment complex and saw McMillian and an unknown black male, later discovered to be Marcus Dupree Hurry, get into a Chevy Impala, with Hurry driving. Investigators began following the vehicle East on Highway 14. Approximately one to one and a half miles later, officers began to suspect that McMillian and Hurry realized they were being followed.

Shortly thereafter, Hurry did an abrupt U-turn and began speeding away, crossing under Interstate 65. After officers activated the lights and sirens on their vehicles, Hurry ran through a red light and collided with another vehicle. Hurry then drove away from the collision, into the grass and up an embankment toward I-65. When Hurry could not get the vehicle up the embankment, he shifted it into reverse and sped towards the federal officers who had exited their vehicles. One U.S. Deputy Marshal was in the direct path of the vehicle. The Deputy Marshal was standing outside of his vehicle in clothing that clearly identified him as a law enforcement officer. As the vehicle came toward the Deputy, he shot Hurry in the arm in an attempt to prevent injury or death to himself and other officers. Hurry and McMillian were then removed from the car, arrested, and searched.

“Law enforcement officers valiantly risk their lives every day to protect our citizens,” stated U.S. Attorney Beck. “We must do all we can to keep them safe from those criminals that try to do them harm. This case should serve as a warning to those who attempt to harm law enforcement officers in order to further their criminal activity. Those criminals will be vigorously prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

“This is prime example of the dangerous work Deputy United States Marshals perform every day,” stated Arthur D. Baylor, United States Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama. “The United States Marshals Service will remain vigilant in our efforts to track down federal and state fugitives that flee from justice.”

United States District Court Judge Mark E. Fuller sentenced Hurry to seven years in the Bureau of Prisons, followed by two years of supervised release and a $100 court assessment fee. A hearing to determine restitution owed to the victim who was injured when Hurry collided with his/her vehicle while fleeing from law enforcement will be held within the next 90 days.

The case was investigated by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Marshal’s Service, with the aid of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Susan R. Redmond and Jared Morris.

 

PRESS CONTACT: Clark Morris
Email: usaalm.press@usdoj.gov
Telephone: (334) 551-1755
Fax: (334) 223-7617

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