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
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