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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Thursday April 15, 2021 - 6:45 AM

 
PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman was arrested in Florida this week for the murder of a man in Clackamas County, deputies said.

On Monday, April 12, 2021, at a Florida Greyhound station, a U.S. Marshals Service task force arrested the prime suspect in the early March murder of Jimmy Alan Pearson.

23-year-old Nistasha Rose Tate is being held in the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail, where she awaits extradition to Clackamas County. She's being held without bail on a Clackamas County warrant for Murder II and Robbery.

Jimmy Alan Pearson was shot and killed at his Milwaukie home on March 1. His body was discovered two days later, on March 3.

Authorities had developed Nistasha Tate as a possible suspect in Pearson's murder shortly after the discovery of Pearson's body in his home. Thanks to forensic analysis, detectives learned Tate visited Pearson on the date of the murder, March 1. A routine Milwaukie PD traffic stop of Tate's vehicle in the vicinity of the crime, before the discovery of Pearson's body, further confirmed her presence in the area on the night of the murder. Inside her vehicle during the traffic stop were items later determined to belong to Pearson.

Over the following weeks, detectives worked with partner agencies including the U.S. Marshals Service to quietly continue their investigation of Tate. Authorities learned she had travelled to North Carolina and then to Florida.

On April 12, working with Tampa PD, members of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) arrested Tate as she was about to board a Greyhound bus in Hillsborough County.