Savannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted by
the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department was arrested by the Savannah Office
of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the
Beaufort-Jasper Multi Agency Drug Task Force on October 4, 2011 in Bluffton,
Dwayne Smith, 31, was being sought on three warrants by the Savannah Chatham
Metro Police Department charging him with Aggravated Assault, Armed robbery, and
Possession of a Firearm. The incident happened on May 20, 2011 in Savannah,
Georgia. Smith was from the Bluffton, South Carolina area.
The case was referred Savannah Office of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional
Fugitive Task Force in September of 2011. The Savannah Task Force conducted an
extensive investigation over the last couple of weeks and had received
information that Smith was going to turn himself in. Smith never surrendered to
authorities. The Task Force generated a new possible address in Bluffton, South
Carolina. The Savannah Task Force and the Beaufort-Jasper Multi Agency Drug Task
Force went to #5 Maiden Cane Court in Bluffton, South Carolina and arrested
Smith without incident. Smith was transported to the Beaufort County Jail to
await extradition back to Georgia. Through the excellent coordination between
the Marshals Task Force and local law enforcement, a dangerous felon was taken
off the street.
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.
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