SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Marshals Service is offering dual
$2,500 rewards for information that leads to the arrests of two Tattnall
County Jail escapees. Chad Everette Dasher and Raymond Thomas Smith escaped
from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 24. They executed an elaborate plan to
breach jail security and escaped through the jail’s roof. They are
considered armed and extremely dangerous.
was being held on multiple charges for a multi-county crime spree that
occurred in Georgia in 2012. Dasher is a white male, 5’9” tall and 140
pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair. Dasher has an extensive criminal
history, including arrests for burglary, firearms, fraud, narcotics,
resisting arresting and traffic offenses. He has a history of fleeing from
Smith was being held on multiple counts of
aggravated child molestation. Smith is a white male, 6’1” tall and 200
pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. In
addition to Smith’s arrest for sex offenses, he has prior arrests for
assault, firearms, and obstruction.
If you have any information about
these escapees, call the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office at 912-557-6777 or
the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. Tips can
also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All information is confidential. A
$2,500.00 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest
of each of these fugitives. In order to collect the reward, tipsters should
be prepared to give their name and contact information to law enforcement
officials manning the tip lines.
Established in 1789, the U.S.
Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. The
U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for
fugitive investigations. In fiscal year 2013, the Marshals apprehended
approximately 36,000 federal fugitives and cleared approximately 39,000
felony warrants. Marshals-led fugitive task forces arrested 74,200 state and
local fugitives and cleared approximately 95,000 state and local felony
warrants in FY 2013.
The U. S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional
Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) was created by the Presidential Threat
Protection Act of 2000. Congress recognized the U.S. Marshals expertise in
tracking and apprehending dangerous fugitives and ordered the creation of
regional fugitive task forces (RFTFs) in core cities throughout the country.
Via this mandate, SERFTF was created in 2003 and has offices in Atlanta,
Macon and Savannah to assist state, county and local agencies as a central
investigative base to identify, locate and apprehend dangerous offenders.
In FY2013, SERFTF arrested approximately 2,534 fugitives and cleared
roughly 4,048 warrants statewide in Georgia. Locally, the Savannah Division
of SERFTF is composed of state and local law enforcement officers from the
Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Parole, the Chatham County
Sheriff’s Office, the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department, the Bulloch
County Sheriff’s Office, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the Hampton
County Sheriff’s Office, and the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office.
More information about the Marshals and other Georgia fugitives can be found
on the web at www.usmarshals.gov.