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For Immediate Release

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September 21, 2009 Southern District of Georgia
Supervisory Deputy Tommy Long (912) 652-4577;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Savannah Man Arrested

SERFTF LogoA Savannah man wanted by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) was arrested by the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, SCMPD K-9, SCMPD Detectives, Savannah Impact Officers, and SCMPD Trap Officers in Savannah, Georgia on September 21, 2009.

Roland Parker, 20, was being sought a state warrant for Parole Violation. The Parole Violation warrant was issued in August of 2009. His original charge, for which he was on Parole for, was Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery. The Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department also obtained a warrant for an Aggravated Assault that occurred on September 4, 2009, in which Parker allegedly attempted to shoot a man at 818 Lynah Street in Savannah, Georgia. The case was referred to the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to assist in locating Parker.

Numerous leads were worked by the Fugitive Task Force, SCMPD K-9, SCMPD Detectives, Savannah Impact Officers, and SCMPD Trap Officers. On September 21, 2009, following a tip, these investigators went to a trailer on Duval Street in Savannah, Georgia in search of Parker. Investigators ordered three males and a female out of the trailer. When asked if anyone else was in the trailer, they responded another male. At that point, the male fled out the back door and over a fence. The male was apprehended near Savannah High School and turned out to be Jenard Kearse, who was wanted in another unrelated Aggravated Assault case.

Following additional leads, the investigators went to the address of 2108 California Avenue in Savannah, Georgia and found Parker in a rear bedroom of the residence. Parker gave no resistance and was taken in to custody and turned over to SCMPD Detectives. This case was an excellent example of inter-agency cooperation. Working together we can make a difference. By these arrests, two major fugitives have been taken off the street.

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 Office 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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