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For Immediate Release

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June 03, 2012 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Hinesville/Liberty County Fugitives Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – In four separate cases, fugitives from the Hinesville/ Liberty County area have been arrested by the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Jacksonville Office of the Florida Regional Task Force and the New York /New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in the last 45 days. When our state and local law enforcement partners need help in locating and arresting fugitives, the Marshals Service Fugitive Task Forces are there to help.

In the first case, Hinesville Police Department fugitive, Anginette Denise Mhoon, 40, was wanted on August 2010 charges of Elder Abuse, and Criminal Attempt to commit Financial Transaction Card Fraud. Mhoon was also charged by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department in August of 2011, for First Degree Forgery and Theft by Receiving Stolen property. All of the charges relate to the same case where Mhoon allegedly stole a check from an elderly Alzheimers patient. The case was referred to the Marshals Savannah Fugitive Task Force for assistance in April of 2012. After an extensive investigation by the Savannah Task Force, Marshals generated a new address in the Jacksonville, Florida area. This information was passed to the U.S. Marshals Jacksonville Office of the Florida Regional Task Force for assistance. The Jacksonville Marshals worked numerous leads in the Jacksonville area and on June 1, 2012, found her at an address in Jacksonville, FL. Mhoon was arrested and taken to the Duval County Jail to await extradition back to Liberty County.

In the second case from the Hinesville Police Department, Peppe Alexander Hibbert, 42, was wanted on warrants issued in April of 2012 for the offenses of Theft by Deception and False Statements and writings, in a case where he allegedly defrauded a woman out of $35,000 over the sale of a car. The False Statements charges stem from false information provided to the clerk of court stating that he was out of the country on military orders and could not appear in court, when in fact he had been previously discharged from the military. Hibbert fled the Hinesville area. The case was referred to the Savannah Marshals Task Force for help in June of 2012. An extensive investigation revealed that Hibbert was possibly in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Numerous addresses in the Atlanta area were found, but all proved to be a dead end. Additional information was found that indicated Hibbert had left the Atlanta area and moved to Albany, New York. This information was passed to the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance. On June 26, 2012, investigators with the NY/NJ task Force found Hibbert at 195 Kent Street, in Albany, New York. Hibbert was taken to the Albany County jail to await extradition back to Georgia.

In a third case, Frank Sandstrom, 34, was wanted by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department for multiple offenses including: 4 charges of Theft by Taking, 4 charges of Theft by Receiving, 4 charges of Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Burglary, Possession of Controlled Substances, and Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce in a 2010 indictment. Sandstrom failed to appear in court in February of 2012 and a new warrant was issued for his arrest. After an extensive investigation, the Savannah Marshals’ Task Force generated leads that placed him in a house in the 1800 block of Holly Avenue in Savannah, Georgia. On July 2, 2012, Task Force officers went to the Holly Avenue address and Sandstrom was arrested without incident. Sandstrom was transported to the Chatham County jail to await pick up by Liberty County.

In the fourth case, Donald Jerome Barrett was wanted by the Hinesville Police Department for the offenses of Rape and Conversion of Payments for Real Property in warrants issued in November of 2010. This case was referred to the Savannah Task Force on June 27, 2012. On July 2, 2012, Barrett was found working on a house at 197 Robinson Circle in Midway, Georgia. Barrett was arrested without incident and transported to the Liberty 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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