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For Immediate Release

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March 20, 2013 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Savannah Man Arrested in Hardeeville

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted on multiple charges by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police department was arrested by the United States Marshals Service, Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Hardeeville Police Department on March 20, 2013.

Tyree Lashon Fields, 37, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department for Aggravated Assault with Intent to Rob, Criminal Attempt at Armed Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime in an incident that occurred in May of 2012 at the Windsor Arms Apartment Complex on Savannah’s southside. Warrants were issued in this case on March 6, 2013. The case was referred to the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Savannah for assistance in locating and arresting Hammond. The Savannah task force generated leads that placed Fields in the Hardeeville, South Carolina area. Additional information was generated that placed Fields at the Economy Inn in Hardeeville, SC. Savannah task force members along with the Hardeeville Police Department determined which room Fields was staying in and knocked on the room door. Fields answered the door and was immediately arrested without incident. Fields was taken to the Jasper County Jail to await extradition proceedings to send him back to Savannah, Georgia.

The uniqueness of the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive apprehension mission gives new meaning to the term “long arm of the law”. On a daily basis, fugitives from one state are caught in other states, which proves that the U.S. Marshals along with our state and local counterparts can reach out and touch wanted fugitives no matter where they might run.

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 2012, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 86,000 state and local fugitives, which cleared over 114,000 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, the Hampton 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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