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Accused Murderer Alphonso James Surrenders



Accused murderer Alphonso James this afternoon surrendered to members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force downtown after law enforcement’s continuous contact with his family.

James, 35, is accused in the September 9th fatal shooting of Stefvon Murphy, 41, and the wounding of two others, a 59-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man, in the woman’s apartment at Cheatham Place Homes. The motive remains under investigation.

While a fugitive, James traveled between Nashville and Chattanooga. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Chattanooga Police Department, and deputy U.S. Marshals in East Tennessee assisted in the search for him.

James is being held without bond pending a hearing.


Alphonso James, 35
Alphonso James, 35