GA - A man wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
(SCMPD) was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast
Regional Fugitive Task Force and SCMPD K-9 officers on February 2, 2010.
Taron Maurice Williams, 25, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Police
Department on a Murder warrant from an incident that occurred on November
27, 2009. Williams is charged in the shooting death of Ajene Flannings which
occurred in the 500 Block of Gwinnett Street. Williams fled the area.
The case was referred to the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office
of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Williams.
An intensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force over the
last two months which led investigators to other counties in the state.
Numerous leads were worked with the assistance of the McIntosh County
Sheriff’s Department in January of 2010. On February 2, 2010, Marshals Task
Force investigators worked numerous leads that led them to an address on
Circle Drive off Highway 17 in Chatham County. With the assistance of SCMPD
K-9 officers, the Marshals Task Force investigators surrounded the trailer
and knocked and announced their presence. A female occupant of the trailer
opened the door and investigators gained entrance. Williams was arrested
without incident and was transported to the Police headquarters to be
interviewed by detectives.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the
apprehension of over 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 2009,
U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 90,000 state and local
fugitives on felony charges.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at
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