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November 01, 2012 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Robbery Suspect Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted for Armed Robbery by the Port Wentworth Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshals Service, Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on November 1, 2012.

Cleveland Dijon Flowers, 18, was wanted by the Port Wentworth, Georgia Police Department for an Armed Robbery that happened on August 5, 2012. The incident involved the theft of a laptop computer that the victim was trying to sell and the suspect pulled a gun and robbed him of the laptop. Port Wentworth Police enlisted the aid of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Flowers. A two month investigation began that lead the Task Force to an apartment in the Clover Village Apartments on White Bluff Road in Savannah, GA. Task Force Officers went to the apartment early this morning and found Flowers in the apartment. Flowers was arrested without incident and taken to the Chatham County Jail to await a court appearance in Port Wentworth, GA.

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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