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For Immediate Release

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August 31, 2009 Southern District of Georgia
Supervisory Deputy Tommy Long (912) 652-4577;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
South Carolina Fugitive Arrested

SERFTF LogoA fugitive wanted by the North Charleston, South Carolina Police Department has been arrested by the Savannah Office of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department K-9 unit in Savannah, Georgia on August 31, 2009.

Michael Louis Daniels, 34, was being sought on state warrants for Criminal Sexual Conduct, First Degree, Kidnapping, and Assault and Battery with intent to kill issued in North Charleston,
South Carolina on August 8th, 2007. Daniels, a Savannahian was also wanted on a outstanding 2006 Probation Violation warrant issued in Garden City, Georgia. The South Carolina cases were adopted by the U.S. Marshals Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force in June of 2009. Numerous leads were worked by Operation Intercept which pointed them to Savannah, Georgia. On June 23, 2009, this information was given to the Marshals Savannah office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to try and locate him. The Savannah Task Force worked numerous leads which showed that Daniels, although from Savannah, Georgia did not have a permanent address and lived hotel to hotel. On August 31, 2009, leads were generated that placed him at the Guest House Motel on White Bluff Road in Savannah, Georgia. Investigators determined that Daniels was in Room 422 of the Guest House Motel and with the assistance of the SCMPD K-9 unit, went to that location and arrested Daniels without incident. Daniels was taken to the Chatham County Jail to await a court appearance on the local charge and extradition back to South 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 Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force has three offices: Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah. The task force covers the whole state of Georgia. The Savannah Offices 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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