GA – A Fort Pierce, Florida man wanted for Attempted Murder in the 1st
Degree by Firearm by the Fort Pierce Police Department was arrested in
Vidalia, Georgia by the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of
the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Toombs County Sheriff’s
Department, and the Vidalia Police Department on July 22, 2014.
Jaspah Dwaun Simmons, 20, was wanted by the Fort Pierce, Florida Police
Department on a charge of Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a
Firearm for an incident that happen on September 23, 2013, in Fort Pierce,
The case was referred to the Fort Pierce Office of the United States
Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend
Simmons. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force
and information was generated that Simmons had fled Fort Pierce and was
possibly in the Vidalia, Georgia area. This information was forwarded to the
Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on July 21,
2014. The Savannah Task Force conducted an investigation and located Simmons
in Vidalia, Georgia with the assistance of the Toombs County Sheriff’s
Office and the Vidalia Police Department. Simmons was arrested and found to
be in possession of a loaded 12 gauge shotgun. Two other men were also
arrested pending additional charges. Simmons was taken to the Toombs County
Jail to await court proceedings on the local charges and extradition
proceedings back to Florida.
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 10,000 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.
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