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
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
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
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