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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 31, 2009 Southern District of Georgia
Supervisory Deputy Tommy Long (912) 652-4577;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
North Carolina Fugitive Arrested in Brunswick

A North Carolina man wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for Probation Violation and by the Wake County Sheriff’s Department for failure to register as a sex offender was arrested by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Brunswick, Georgia on July 30, 2009.

John Edward Bond, 28, was being sought on state warrants for Probation Violation for Possession of Firearm by a Convicted felon, and for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, both issued in Raleigh, North Carolina, in May of 2009. The case was turned over to the U.S. Marshals, Eastern North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force in Raleigh to locate and arrest. The North Carolina Fugitive Task Force conducted an extensive investigation to try and find him in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. On July 30, 2009, the North Carolina Task Force generated information that placed Bond in the Brunswick, Georgia area. The Brunswick Marshals Task Force worked the leads that were sent down from North Carolina and were able to generate a new address at 132 Horseshoe Lane in Brunswick, Georgia. The Brunswick Task Force went to the address, knocked and announced their presence at the trailer. They received no response. Task Force members found the front door ajar and both lights and the television were on in the trailer. Investigators opened the door and again announced their presence and a short time later Bond surrendered from a back bedroom where he was hiding with his wife and children. Bond was taken into custody and transported to the Glynn County to await extradition proceedings to send him back to North Carolina.

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 Brunswick Fugitive Task Force is made up of investigators from the Marshals Service, Glynn County Police, Brunswick Police, Georgia State Patrol, Camden County Sheriff’s Department, Glynn County Sheriff’s Department, Brunswick State Probation, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, NCIS, and the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department. 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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