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
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 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
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