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For Immediate Release

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August 16, 2010 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Windsor Forest Murder Suspect Captured
SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – One of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Most Wanted was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) K-9 Unit on August 16, 2010.

Ronnie Lee Wilson, 21, was wanted by the SCMPD for murder. Wilson is wanted in reference to a homicide that happened on July 26, 2010 in the 13000 Block of Stillwood Drive, in the Windsor Forest subdivision on the Southside of Savannah. The warrant was issued on July 29, 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 Wilson. Wilson has been on the run and hiding since the incident. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force and numerous leads were worked to try and find Wilson. On August 16, 2010, the Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information that placed Wilson in a house at 2105 Rankin Street in Savannah, Georgia. With the assistance of the SCMPD K-9 Units, investigators converged on the Rankin Street address. There were several people at the residence and they were asked to come out of the home. Investigators were told that there was another male in the house. This subject failed to respond to the investigators when they entered the house. A search of the house was conducted and Wilson was found hiding in the shower. Wilson was arrested without incident. Wilson 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.