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For Immediate Release

Contact:
August 31, 2009 Southern District of Georgia
Supervisory Deputy Tommy Long (912) 652-4577;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Major Fugitive Captured

A major fugitive wanted on outstanding federal charges for failure to appear was arrested by a joint fugitive operation comprised of Deputy Marshals from the U.S. Marshals Service’s Brunswick Office and members of the following departments to include, Brunswick Police Department, the Glynn County Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriffs Department and the Brunswick State Probation Office on August 20, 2009. Larry Jackson’s original charges were: Conspiracy to manufacture 1000 or more marijuana plants, Possession of a firearm by a Convicted Felon and Parole Violation.

Larry Jackson was being sought on a warrants issued in U.S. District Court, Brunswick Georgia charging him with conspiracy to manufacture 1000 or more marijuana plants, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Larry Jackson is accused of manufacturing marijuana along with several other people in Appling County. Jackson has been a fugitive since December of 2008 and was believed to have fled the country possibly to Mexico. Jackson was also on federal parole for a similar case. Charges in that case stemmed from a case in the 1980’s where Jackson and others were operating a large drug operation in Appling County.

On Augusts 20, 2009, Marshals received information that Jackson was at a trailer on Riverside Drive in Jesup, Georgia. At approximately 1100 a.m., investigators from the various departments converged on the trailer. The Marshals and other investigators surrounded the trailer and knocked and announced their presence. Jackson attempted to flee the residence through a backdoor when he was met by the law enforcement officers and immediately arrested. When asked who he was by officers, Jackson admitted his identity. In addition to the federal charges, Jackson was charged with burglary by the Wayne County Sheriffs Department and was taken to the Wayne County Jail.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by Marshals than all other federal agencies combined. 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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