GA – A fugitive wanted by three local agencies was arrested by the
United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and
the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) K-9 on January 6, 2011.
Deontray Rashard “Rocky” Bryant, 28, was wanted by the SCMPD for the offense of kidnapping. Bryant was
also wanted by the Garden City Police Department on multiple warrants for
Aggravated Assault with a gun, Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon,
Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a crime and Criminal
Trespass. In addition to those charges, Bryant was wanted by the Chatham
County Sheriff’s Department for Probation Violation with his original charge
being burglary. These charges arose from incidents that happened in October
and November of 2010.
The case was referred to the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office
of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Bryant.
An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force and
numerous leads were worked to try and find Bryant. In the course of the
investigation the Marshals Task Force determined that Bryant had fled the
Savannah, Georgia area and was in the Augusta, Georgia area. On January 6,
2011, the Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information that placed
Bryant in a house at 8 Griffin Street in Savannah, Georgia. With the
assistance of a SCMPD K-9 Unit, Marshals Task Force members converged on the
Griffin Street address. The house was surrounded and after numerous attempts
to get someone to answer the front door, a female finally opened the door
and Bryant was arrested in the bathroom area of the home. Bryant was
arrested without incident and transported to the SCMPD Headquarters at the
request of 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, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole, 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.
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