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For Immediate Release

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February 26, 2010 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Savannah Fugitive Arrested
SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA - A man wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department (SCMPD) was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and a SCMPD K-9 unit in Savannah, Georgia on February 26, 2010.

Marcus Jacob Jones, 19, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department on five separate warrants charging him with two burglaries, one aggravated assault with intent to rob, one armed robbery, and one kidnapping with bodily injury. All of these charges spanned a 6 month time frame beginning in July, 2009.

The case was referred to the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Savannah, Georgia to locate and arrest Miller on February 23, 2010. An intensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force which led investigators to a house in the 1500 block of Stratford Street in Savannah, Georgia on February 26, 2010. The Marshals Task Force investigators surrounded the house and knocked on the doors and windows in an attempt to have the fugitive surrender. When the fugitive did not surrender, Task Force investigators were given permission by the home owner to breach the front door of the residence, when they could not produce a key to open the front door. The front door was breached and task force members made entry with the assistance of SCMPD K-9. The fugitive immediately opened the back door of the residence and surrendered to other Task Force investigators to avoid being found and possibly bitten by the K-9. Jones was immediately arrested without further incident and transported to the Chatham County Jail.

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 http://www.usmarshals.gov.