GA – An Ellabell man wanted for Aggravated Assault and Theft by Taking
by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department was arrested in Albany, New York by
the United States Marshals Service Albany, New York Division of the New
York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force on April 24, 2014.
Henry Gaines, 27, was wanted by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department on the
above charges from two incidents that happened in January 2014, in Ellabell,
Georgia. Gaines went on the run at that time and his whereabouts were
The case was referred to the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals
Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Gaines. An
extensive investigation was conducted by the Savannah Marshals Task Force
and information was generated that Gaines was possibly in the Albany, New
York area. Gaines has numerous relatives in Albany, New York. This
information was passed the Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force
to locate and arrest Gaines. Of the several addresses provided by the
Savannah Task Force, the New York/New Jersey developed the address of 630
South Pearl St Apartment C as an address for Gaines’ cousin. New York /New
Jersey Task Force members went to the address and found Gaines hiding under
a bed. Gaines was arrested without incident and taken to a local jail in
Albany, New York to await extradition back to Bryan County, Georgia. This
case illustrates the interagency cooperation of the Marshals Service
Regional Task Force and gives new meaning to the term “Long Arm of the Law”.
The U.S. Marshals will chase and arrest fugitives wherever they can be
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 2013 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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