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July 22, 2014 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Glennville Fugitive Captured in Valdosta, Georgia

SRFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Glenville, Georgia man wanted for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon by the Glennville Police Department was arrested by the Macon Office of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Valdosta, Georgia on July 22, 2014.

Darren Johnson, 42, was wanted by the Glennville, Georgia Police Department on charges of aggravated Assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for an incident that happened on July 10, 2014 in Glenville, Georgia. Johnson was also wanted by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles for Parole Violation. Johnson was on parole for the original charge of distribution of cocaine.

The case was referred to the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Johnson. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Savannah Marshals Task Force and information was generated that Johnson had fled the Glennville, Georgia area and was possibly in the Valdosta, Georgia area. This information was forwarded to the Macon, Georgia Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on July 18, 2014. The Macon Task Force conducted an investigation and located Johnson in Valdosta, Georgia. Johnson was arrested without incident and taken to the Lowndes County Jail to await transportation back to Tattnall County, Georgia.

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 110, 000 state, local, and federal fugitives, which cleared over 190,000 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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