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For Immediate Release

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April 07, 2011 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Savannah Fugitive Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted on multiple state warrants to include Contempt of Court and Aggravated Assault, and a Federal warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) K-9 on April 7, 2011.

Marion Maurice Fields, 37, was wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department for Contempt of Court on various traffic related charges including no insurance. Fields was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department for an Aggravated Assault charge. The U.S. Marshals Task Force was looking for him for the federal charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine.

The cases were referred to the Marshals Task Force in June of 2010. Fields was located in a house off Staley Avenue, in late June of 2010, but managed to flee from the residence as officers arrived. The Marshals Task Force has worked numerous leads since that time to find Fields. The investigation conducted by the Marshals Task Force generated new information that Fields was at an address on Seiler Avenue. The Marshals Task Force and SCMPD K-9 went to the address at 1125 Seiler Avenue in the early morning hours of April 7, 2011, and arrested Fields without incident. Fields was taken 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 2010, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 81,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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