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For Immediate Release

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July 17, 2014 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Savannah Fugitive Captured

SRFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted for Aggravated Assault and eight other charges by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department was arrested in Savannah, Georgia by the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on July 17, 2014.

Jermaine Maurice Young, 38, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department on a charge of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, theft by taking, interfering with calls for emergency assistance, criminal trespass, and two charges of cruelty to children for an incident that happen on May 24, 2014 in the 1300 block of East 31st in Savannah, Georgia. Warrants were issued on June 3rd, 2014.

The case was referred to the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Young. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force and information was generated that Young was possibly in a home in the 1500 block of Vine Street in Savannah, Georgia. Task Force officers surrounded the residence and Young was arrested without incident. Young was transported to Central Precinct to be interviewed by detectives.

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, 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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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