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For Immediate Release

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November 20, 2012 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
New York Fugitive Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – An Albany, New York man wanted for Attempted Murder by the Albany, New York Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshals Service, Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Long County Sheriff’s Department on November 20, 2012.

Ryan Gunn, 26, was wanted by the Albany, New York Police Department for Attempted Murder from a shooting incident that occurred on November 12, 2012. The Albany New York Police Department requested the assistance of the United States Marshals Service Albany office of the Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. The NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force generated information that Gunn was possibly in the Long County/Ludowici, Georgia area. The case was forwarded to the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on November 19, 2012. The Savannah Task Force conducted an immediate investigation with the assistance of the Long County Sheriff’s Department. The Task Force generated an address of 273 Forest Lane, in Long County as a possible address. Surveillance was conducted at the address in the early morning hours of November 20, 2012. A man left the house around 8:00 am and officer followed him to Fort Stewart. The subject was stopped by Task Force members, Army CID and Military Police. A quick interview of the subject revealed that Gunn was at the house. Task Force members and Long County Sheriff’s Deputies went to the house and gained entry. Gunn was found in the house and was arrested without incident.
Gunn will be held awaiting extradition back to Albany, New York.

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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