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For Immediate Release

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July 24, 2009 Southern District of Georgia
Supervisory Deputy Tommy Long (912) 652-4577;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Savannah Fugitive Arrested

SERFTF LogoA fugitive wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police department and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and a SCMPD K-9 unit on July 24, 2009 in Savannah, Georgia.

Hardy Jacobs, 19, was being sought on state warrants for Probation Violation and Aggravated Stalking issued in April 2009 and June 2009, respectively in Savannah, Georgia. The Probation Violation warrant stemmed from a conviction for Terroristic Threats and Felony Attempt to Elude in March of 2009. At the time of the conviction, Jacobs was admonished by the judge to stay away from the victim in the case. Jacobs never reported to the Probation office following the conviction and sentence and the warrant was issued. The Aggravated Stalking charged stemmed from Jacobs stalking and calling the victim of the previous case threatening to kill her.

The case was referred to the Marshals Task Force to find him. An extensive investigation was conducted over a five day period and Jacobs was tracked to a house on Crane Street in Savannah, Georgia. A SCMPD K-9 was used to find him hiding in the house. Jacobs was arrested without incident and transported to the Chatham County Jail.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 36, 000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by the Marshals Service than all other federal agencies combined.

The Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force has three offices: Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah. The task force covers the whole state of Georgia. The Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of investigators from the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department, the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Marshals Service. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders, and other felonies. Last year, U.S. Marshals Task Forces arrested more than 58,600 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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