United States Marshal Pete Elliott, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid and Cleveland Police Chief Mike McGrath announce the arrest of Wisdom Jeffery, age 39, that was wanted on an aggravated murder warrant out of Riverside, Georgia from August 11, 2010.
Jeffery was previewed on the television show America's Most Wanted on numerous occasions. Jeffery's charges stem from the multiple shooting and aggravated murder of his wife, Corrissa Friends, age 21. Allegedly, Jeffery was employed by Imani Entertainment and worked for the Keyshia Cole reality show on the BET Network. He allegedly used his status and employment with the show and the singer to romance Corrissa and soon after that the relationship turned violent. After the murder of Corrissa in August 2010, Jeffery fled the area and had not been seen since.
This morning, information was developed by the United States Marshal Service as to the whereabouts of Jeffery. Members of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's S.W.A.T. Team and members of the United States Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force surrounded a residence on the 11800 block of Ablewhite in Cleveland, Ohio. At approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning, Jeffery surrendered peacefully to authorities after being ordered out of the residence. Jeffrey is presently in custody at the Cuyahoga County Jail awaiting extradition to Georgia.
"This is once again outstanding team work by the members of our United States Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's S.W.A.T. Team and Sheriff's Office. Due to our team work together and the hard work of the men and women of the task force, another violent offender is off the streets in northern Ohio," stated Pete Elliott, United States Marshal for northern Ohio.
"Due to our partnerships together one of America's Most Wanted's violent offenders, who has been wanted for years and found hiding out in Cuyahoga County, is now off the streets and in our custody," stated Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to 847411(tip411). Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available. The Task Force's "Dangerous Dozen" fugitives can be viewed at http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives/pdf/dangerous_dozen.pdf, which is updated monthly.