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For Immediate Release

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August 04, 2009 Southern District of Georgia
Supervisory Deputy Tommy Long (912) 652-4577;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Jacksonville Florida Fugitive Arrested in Camden County

A Jacksonville Florida man wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Homicide Unit for murder was arrested by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Woodbine, Georgia on August 4, 2009.

Donald Lance Crawford, 28, was being sought on state warrants for murder of a 17 month old female child which was left in his care. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation on the death of the child and received information which led to the arrest warrant being issued for Crawford. The case was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Jacksonville, Florida to assist in the location of Crawford. U.S. Marshals Task Force Officers from Jacksonville, Florida contacted The Brunswick Marshals Task Force and the two Task Forces teamed up and proceeded to Camden County, Woodbine Georgia where Crawford was arrested at his sister’s residence. Crawford was taken into custody and transported to the Camden County Jail to await extradition back to Jacksonville.

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 U.S. Marshal Task Force officers from Jacksonville office were investigators from the Marshals Service and from Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

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 violent 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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