Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force – including the USMS, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 5th Judicial District Fugitive Unit, and Homeland Security Investigations, arrested an Arizona homicide suspect.
Turrail Demone Lightfoot, 45, had been sought by Arizona authorities since August 25, 2022. According to the Phoenix Police Department, that is when they believe Lightfoot shot and killed Latoya Davis, 37, near 25th Street and Adams in Phoenix. Lightfoot is also accused of shooting another victim during the same incident who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
“The Arizona WANTED Task Force is grateful for the quick action and successful apprehension of Lightfoot by the Marshals Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force,” said Acting U.S. Marshal, Van Bayless. “Lightfoot is a dangerous fugitive who has shown complete disregard for the community here in Phoenix and soon will return to answer for his violent actions.”
Lightfoot will be held at the Polk County Jail awaiting extradition back to Arizona.
“The Polk County Sheriff’s Office remains dedicated to its partnerships with local and federal agencies,” said Polk County Sheriff Kevin Schneider. “This partnership has shown its success with two major arrests in the past week. This is the dedication all law enforcement agencies have to public safety.”
“Once again, the apprehension of this wanted subject from Arizona shows the importance of agencies working together,” said Ted Kamatchus, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa. “Whether it is within Southern Iowa or from across the Nation, we are proud of the men and women who work as one unit in locating these violent individuals.”