Savannah, 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.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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