Savannah, GA – A Florida man wanted on multiple sex
offenses by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was arrested in Savannah, Georgia
by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on
July 3, 2013.
Johnathan Martin Lewis, 25, was wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on
multiple sex offenses involving a child that happened over a period of five
years was arrested in the 200 Block of Chatham Street on Savannah’s southside
The case was referred to the Jacksonville Office of the United States Marshals
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Lewis in early June
2013. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force and
information was generated that Lewis had fled the Jacksonville area and was
possibly in the Savannah, Georgia area. This information was forwarded to the
Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on July 2, 2013.
The Savannah Task Force conducted an intensive investigation and located Lewis
at the above referenced address. Lewis was arrested without incident and taken
to the Chatham County Jail to await extradition proceedings back to Florida.
Case particulars should be directed to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
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
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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