Man wanted in South Carolina agrees to be removed


The federal court ordered on Friday the transfer to the District of South Carolina a man who was indicted in 2015 with false statement in that district and was arrested last Thursday on Saipan.

U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona directed the U.S. Marshal Service to transfer Tarrell Darnell Murphy, who waived his right to have an identity hearing.

Murphy did not dispute that it was him who was indicted in South Carolina and is the subject of an arrest warrant.

Murphy, who was represented by attorney Bruce Berline, has also agreed to voluntary removal.

Manglona said Murphy will be held pending his transfer.

Berline asked about the time frame to transfer Murphy.

“I’m concerned about lengthy detention here,” Berline said.

U.S. Marshal Don Hall said they will be moving quickly with the transfer, which may take place within 10 calendar days.

The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina issued the arrest warrant on July 30, 2015.

According to court documents, the District of Carolina issued the arrest warrant against Murphy for failure to appear for initial appearance on a supervised release violation scheduled for July 21, 2015 at 10am.

According to an indictment, on March 2, 2015 in the District of South Carolina, Murphy “knowingly made a false statement in an application for a passport with intent to induce and secure for his own use the issuance of a passport.”

In that application, Murphy allegedly assumed the identity of “Demetrius Rakim Mcllwain,” which identify he knew to be false.

Court documents did not indicate the specific place on Saipan where the defendant was arrested.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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