week of June 4th, 2012 the United States Marshals Service, in collaboration with
the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force,
the Georgia Bureau of Investigation COPS grant funded Internet Crimes Against
Children Task Force and the Georgia Department of Corrections, Statesboro
Probation Office, Georgia State Parole and the F.B.I. conducted compliance
checks of registered sex offenders in Bulloch County. A total of 28 Local, State
and Federal Law Enforcement Officers were involved.
Operation “Southern Eagle” was a two pronged effort of compliance and
enforcement. The focus of the compliance operation was a comprehensive physical
verification of every offender, their residences, their employment and
compliance with their registration requirements.
This joint operation resulted in the successful location and verification of 71
sex offenders. Of the 71 offenders that were verified, 6 were also on state
parole and 35 were on state probation. This operation was a continuation of the
remarkable cooperation between the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, The Georgia
Department of Corrections Probation Office and the Georgia State Parole Office.
These offices routinely coordinate their efforts when keeping track of
registered sex offenders in the Bulloch County area. The addition of the other
participating agencies allowed for the verifications to be conducted safely in a
concentrated time period.
Two subjects were arrested during the course of Operation “Southern Eagle.” One
person was arrested for Probation Violation with additional Bulloch County
charges for Sexual Exploitation of Children via a Computer, and Sexual
Exploitation of Children. The other subject was arrested for violation of the
terms of State Parole.
The combined efforts of these dedicated law enforcement professionals were
instrumental in the successful execution of Operation “Southern Eagle.” This
initiative is the second of many operations planned for the future in an effort
to protect and safeguard our community and most especially the safety of our
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