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May 01, 2013 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Savannah Fugitive Captured in Florida

Savannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted for Murder by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department was arrested in Ocala, Florida by the United States Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force on May 1, 2013.

Germaine Remond Grant, 23, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department on a charge of murder for an incident that happen on March 20, 2013, in the 1100 block of East 55th Street in Savannah, Georgia. The victim was a man by the name of Achmed Williams. Grant is also wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department for felony probation violation.

The case was referred to the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Grant. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force and information was generated that Grant had fled Savannah and was possibly in the Wildwood, Florida area. This information was forwarded to the Ocala, Florida office of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force on May 1, 2013. The Florida Task Force conducted an investigation and located Grant. Grant was arrested without incident and taken to the Sumter County Jail to await extradition proceedings back to Georgia.

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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