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For Immediate Release

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August 30, 2012 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Mississippi Fugitive Captured

SRFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Mississippi man wanted on failure to appear charges for Aggravated Assault with a knife was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on August 30, 2012.

Domieko Deonta Eubanks, 18, is wanted by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department in Starkville, Mississippi for failure to appear on an Aggravated Assault with a knife charge stemming from 2011 incident. Eubanks was to appear in court to answer these charges in May of 2012 and failed to appear. The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in Mississippi, to locate and arrest Eubanks. Eubanks was known to live with his mother and Mississippi Marshals tracked his mother from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Savannah, Georgia. On August 28, 2012, the Mississippi Marshals’ Office contacted the Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance in locating Eubanks. On August 30, 2012, members of the Marshals task force went to an address on Clars Avenue in Savannah, Georgia and found Eubanks. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center to await extradition proceedings to return him to Mississippi.

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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