GA – A Wheeler County man wanted for Parole Violation and other charges
who escaped from the Wheeler County Jail on September 3, 2013 was arrested
in Hazelhurst, Georgia by the Savannah Office of United States Marshals
Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Wheeler County Sheriff’s
Department, and the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Department around 1:00am on
September 5, 2013.
Raymond Solomon, 25, was wanted by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and
Parole for parole violation and by the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Department
fled from the Wheeler County Jail on the afternoon of September 3, 2013. The
case was referred to the Marshal’s Task Force for help in arresting Solomon.
The Fugitive Task Force along with both the Wheeler County Sheriff’s
Department and Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Departments conducted an extensive
investigation which led them to a home in Hazelhurst, Georgia. The law
enforcement agencies converged on the home at 1am this morning and Solomon
was arrested without incident. Through the combined efforts of law
enforcement a dangerous felon was taken off the street.
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 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, 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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