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For Immediate Release

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June 09, 2010 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Savannah Most Wanted Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, 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, SCMPD Trap Unit, and SCMPD K-9 Unit on June 19, 2010.

Jamari Reynolds, 26, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department for murder. Reynolds is wanted in reference to a homicide that happen in April of 2010 at 1121-C, East Park Avenue in Savannah, Georgia. The warrant was issued on April 11, 2010 in Savannah, Georgia.

The case was referred to the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Reynolds. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force and numerous leads were worked to try and find Reynolds. Investigators received little or no cooperation from relatives, in the capture of Reynolds. It is apparent that he has had assistance from someone which has allowed him to remain at large for almost two months. On June 9, 2010, the Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information that placed Reynolds in a house at 2124 East 38th Street in Savannah, Georgia. With the assistance of the SCMPD Trap and K-9 Units, investigators converged on the 38th Street address. The house was surrounded and Reynolds attempted to flee out of the back door. Reynolds saw the officers in the backyard, slammed the back door and retreated into the house. Reynolds then tried to run out the front door and found officers there as well. He was subdued by officers and taken into custody. Reynolds was then turned over to SCMPD Patrol units who in turn transported him to Police Headquarters to meet with homicide investigators.

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.