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June 03, 2012 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Warner Robins Fugitive Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Warner Robins, Georgia man wanted on three charges of Armed Robbery was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department on July 2, 2012.

James Ray Ussery, 36, was wanted by the Warner Robins, Georgia Police Department and the Peach County, Georgia Sheriff’s Department on three charges of Armed Robbery. The case was referred to the Macon Office of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. After an extensive investigation conducted by the Macon Task Force, leads were developed that Ussery had fled the Warner Robins, Georgia area and was possibly in the Rincon, Georgia area. This information was then passed to the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance. The information obtained by the task force indicated that Ussery was possibly travelling in a 2007 Silver Honda Fit was a Georgia tag. On July 2, 2012, the Savannah Task Force found the car parked at the Rincon Inn in Rincon , Georgia. Surveillance was conducted on the vehicle and after a few minutes, Ussery exited his room and got into the vehicle. Upon seeing Ussery enter the vehicle, Task Force officers and Effingham County Deputies surrounded the vehicle and Ussery was arrested without incident. Ussery was then transported to the Effingham County jail and the vehicle was impounded. With this arrest, 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. 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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