GA – A man wanted by the Lee County, Virginia Sheriff’s Department was
arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive
Task Force on June 11, 2010.
Lawrence E. Saghy, 28, was wanted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department in
Jonesville, Virginia. Saghy is wanted in reference to an alleged rape that
occurred in May of 2010 in Lee County Virginia. The warrant was issued by
the Lee County General District Court Criminal Division on may 19, 2010. The
case was referred to the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Fugitive Task Force’s
Abingdon Office for assistance in locating and arresting Saghy. The
investigation conducted by the Capital Area Task Force indicated that Saghy
was possibly in the Savannah, Georgia area. The case was then sent to the
U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force
to find Saghy on June 11, 2010.
A possible address was generated on Savannah’s southside. Savannah Task
Force investigators interviewed the resident who stated that she did not
know Saghy. Further investigation revealed that Saghy could possibly be
homeless. A check of the local homeless areas did not turn up any
information as to his possible whereabouts. Marshals Task Force
investigators conducted surveillance at the local soup kitchens. Around noon
today, Savannah Fugitive Task Force officers saw a subject that looked like
Saghy in the area of Liberty and Price Streets. Task Force officers circled
the block and saw three white male subjects at the corner of Liberty and
Habersham Streets. Two of the three subjects headed south on Habersham
Street and crossed in front of the Task Force Officer’s vehicle and Saghy
was positively identified by his photo and numerous tattoos. Saghy was
stopped at the southeast corner of the intersection. Saghy was questioned as
to his identity and when he gave his name, he was immediately arrested.
Saghy was transported to the Chatham County Jail to await extradition
proceedings to send him back to Virginia.
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