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For Immediate Release

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May 07, 2012 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Savannah Fugitive Captured

Savannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted on four charges of Aggravated Assault was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) K-9 on May 7, 2012.

Rakeem Engram, 19, was wanted by the SCMPD for four charges of Aggravated Assault stemming from a shooting incident in which Engram allegedly shot numerous times into a car striking two of the four people in the car. The other two people in the car escaped unharmed. The incident happened on May 3, 2012 in the area of Franklin Street and Giles Avenue in Savannah, Georgia. After the shooting, Engram went into hiding and the case was referred to the Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Numerous leads were worked on this case by the Task Force. On Monday May 7, 2012, Task Force Officers received information that Engram was possibly in a room at a Savannah motel on the southside of the city. Task Force Officers and SCMPD K-9 converged on the motel and the exact room was determined. Engram was taken into custody without incident. Engram will be housed in 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. In 2011, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 86,000 state and local fugitives, which cleared over 113,000 warrants.

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, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department, the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s 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.

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

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