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For Immediate Release

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October 17, 2012 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Florida Fugitive Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted on charges of Armed Robbery and Armed Kidnapping was arrested by the United States Marshals Service, Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) Patrol units on October 17, 2012.

Andrea Octavianus White, 56, is wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department in Ocala, Florida on warrants charging him with Armed Robbery and Armed Kidnapping from an incident that happened in April of 2009 in Ocala, Florida. A law enforcement source provided information to the Marshals Task Force that placed White in the 2000 block of East 58th Street, in Savannah, Georgia. Upon verifying this information, the Marshals Task Force along with SCMPD Patrol Units descended on the house in the early morning hours of October 17, 2012. Upon knocking and announcing their presence, White opened the door and was arrested without incident. White was transported to the Chatham County Jail to await extradition back to Florida.

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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