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For Immediate Release

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October 13, 2009 Southern District of Georgia
Supervisory Deputy Tommy Long (912) 652-4577
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
North Carolina Fugitive Arrested in Savannah

SERFTF LogoA North Carolina man wanted by the Raleigh Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) Westside Precinct Officers in Savannah, Georgia, on October 13, 2009.

Justin Jamel Brown, 20, was being sought a state warrant for Armed Robbery, issued on October 9, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Raleigh Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Eastern North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force in locate and arrest Brown. The investigation led to the possibility of Brown being the Savannah, Georgia area. The Eastern North Carolina task force forwarded this information to the Savannah Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to find Brown. An address was generated in the Brandlewood Apartments on Garrard Avenue and surveillance was conducted. Task Force members saw Brown on the balcony of Apartment 1322. SCMPD Westside Precinct Officers arrived to assist in the arrest and Brown was ultimately arrested without incident and transported to the Chatham County Jail to await extradition back to North 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 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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