Savannah, GA – An Alabama man wanted on
Murder and Armed Robbery charges 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
April 14, 2013 in the Turtle Creek Apartment complex.
Kiunte Jerome Furr, 18, was wanted by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s
Department, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for capital murder charges which occurred
during an armed robbery on April 9, 2013. The case was referred to the U.S.
Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Birmingham, Alabama for
assistance in locating and arresting Furr. The Gulf Coast Task Force
generated information that Furr could be in the Savannah, GA area, possibly
at 516 Vinson Street possibly with a Broderick Davis. This information was
passed to the Savannah Task Force, who went to the address early on Sunday
April 14, 2013 to find Furr. While talking to the residents of the Vinson
Street address, Task Force officers determined that the female resident,
Sherita Bellinger sent a text message to her son Broderick Davis, who was
staying with his girlfriend in Turtle Creek apartments to alert him that the
Marshals were at her home. Marshals’ Task Force Officers and SCMPD officers
immediately went to the Turtle Creek apartments. Broderick Davis was seen
walking in the parking lot of the complex in a suspicious manner and was
stopped by officers. Other Marshals Task Force Officers drove through the
complex and saw an individual milling around one of the dumpsters in a
suspicious manner and confronted the subject. The suspicious subject matched
the description and photo of Kiunte Furr, and he was immediately arrested.
Furr was taken to the SCMPD headquarters to be interviewed by SCMPD homicide
detectives and will then be taken to the Chatham County jail to await
extradition proceedings to send him back to Alabama. Sherita Bellinger was
also arrested for Obstruction by Hindering Apprehension of a fugitive and
taken to the Chatham County.
Through excellent coordination and cooperation between Task Forces and our
local law enforcement partners, another dangerous felon was captured.
Fugitive apprehension is a 24/7 operation and the Marshals Task Forces and
our local law enforcement partners are there to capture these dangerous
fugitives regardless of the day of the week or hour of the day.
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 86,704 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.
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