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For Immediate Release

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January 07, 2010 Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Alabama Murder Suspect Caught

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA - A man wanted by the Mobile Police Department in Mobile, Alabama for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Murder was captured by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Mobile Police Department, and the Port Wentworth Police Department in Port Wentworth, Georgia on January 7, 2010.

Duane Jackson Jr., 22, was wanted by the Mobile, Alabama Police Department for a 2008 murder. Jackson was indicted by the Mobile County Grand jury for the murder charge in October of 2009. The case was referred to the United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Mobile, Alabama to locate and arrest Jackson. An intensive investigation was conducted by the Gulf Coast Task Force which indicated to investigators that Jackson was in the Port Wentworth, Georgia area. This information was in turn given to the Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to try and locate Jackson. An intensive three day investigation revealed that Jackson was indeed in the area and that he had recently been arrested by the Port Wentworth Police Department on traffic charges. The investigation led Savannah investigators to an address at 6520 Highway 21, Lot 60, in the C &S Mobile Home Park in Port Wentworth, Georgia. On January 7, 2010, Savannah Fugitive Task Force members, a Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force member, a Mobile Police Detective, and members of the Port Wentworth Police Department converged on the address and arrested Jackson without incident. Jackson was taken to the Chatham County Jail to await extradition proceedings to send her back to Alabama.

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. In 2008, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 73,000 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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