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For Immediate Release

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May 23, 2011 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Armed Robbery Suspect Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted for Armed Robbery was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) Patrol Officers and Garden City K-9 on May 22, 2011.

Terry Spencer Simmons, 27, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department for Armed Robbery. The Armed Robbery occurred on December 2, 2010 in the 1700 block of 33rd Street in Savannah, Georgia. Simmons allegedly used a handgun to rob the victim. The warrant was issued on December 3, 2011. Simmons has been the subject of an extensive investigation conducted by the Metro Police Department to find and arrest him.

On May 22, 2011, the Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information that Simmons was in the area of 48th and Burroughs Streets in Savannah. An investigation conducted by the Marshals Task Force narrowed the address to 516 Acania Street and at approximately 10pm on May 22, 2011, Task Force investigators along with SCMPD Patrol units, and a Garden City Police K-9, went to the Acania address and were able to arrest Simmons without incident. Simmons 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, the Georgia Board of pardons and Paroles, 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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