For Immediate Release
|February 04, 2014||
John Sanchez, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Tennessee (865) 545-4182x261
|U.S. Marshals Arrest a Kentucky Man Charged with Sexual Offenses Against a Child|
Knoxville, TN – The Marshals Service for the Eastern District of Tennessee announced today that after a two-year extensive manhunt George Hill, Jr., 50, was arrested at approximately 2:00 pm EST in Maynardville, TN, by a team of Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers assigned to the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, and Union County Sheriff’s Office investigators.
Hill, who also goes by “Junior”, is wanted in Bracken County, Kentucky, on charges of Sodomy in the First Degree (victim less than 12 years of age), Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (victim less than 12 years of age), and Persistent Felony Offender. Hill is also wanted on a Kentucky State Parole violation warrant for a prior conviction for being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Given the current charges he faces, Hill was considered
extremely dangerous and a risk to public safety.
“We are grateful that the investigation is now over and
Hill is in custody to face his charges.” Stated Jimmy Fowler, U.S. Marshal
for the Eastern District of Tennessee. “Hill’s arrest underlines the
importance of local, state, and federal agencies working together to stop
sexual predators from victimizing our youth. We appreciate the efforts and
collaboration of all the agencies involved, both here and in Kentucky.”
Marshal Fowler added.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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