David G. Jolley, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee, announced the apprehension of David E. Jennings, Jr., a fugitive from justice out of the state of Delaware.
Jennings was wanted in Kent County, Delaware for Assault in the First Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the commission of a felony in which he attempted to kill another man by stabbing the man several times. A warrant for Jennings’ arrest was obtained by the Delaware State Police on August 8, 2021. Jennings, age 50, was arrested early Wednesday morning at 1122 Oasis Road in Bulls Gap. He was subsequently taken to the Greene County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Delaware to face his charges.
The U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group and Eastern District of Tennessee Deputy U.S. Marshals made the arrest with the support of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department; the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and task force officers from the U.S. Marshals’ Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force to include the Jefferson City Police Department. The fugitive investigation was initiated by the Delaware State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service First State Fugitive Task Force (District of Delaware), which sent an investigative lead to the Eastern District of Tennessee U.S. Marshal’s office in Greeneville.
“Jennings is known dangerous individual with a significant criminal history record. It took a significant amount of coordination and planning to safely effect his arrest. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all the agencies and officers involved in this apprehension, particularly the help and support of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department,” Marshal Jolley stated. “There were also a large amount of drugs and a number of firearms found incident to the search. I expect there will be additional charges forthcoming related to those items,” Marshal Jolley added.
U.S. Marshals fugitive task forces, along with their state and local partners, arrest in excess of 100,000 violent state and federal fugitives every year to better protect our communities. Visit www.usmarshals.gov for more information.