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For Immediate Release

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July 25, 2014 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia (912) 652-4577
Florida Fugitive Captured in Savannah

SRFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Florida man wanted for Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Burglary by the Palm Beach County, Florida Sheriff’s Department was arrested in Savannah, Georgia by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on July 25, 2014.

Marion Bernard Simmons, 21, was wanted by the Palm Beach County, Florida Sheriff’s Department for an Armed Robbery with a Firearm that occurred on 10/13/2013. Simmons is also charged with a Burglary.

The case was referred to the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in West Palm Beach, Florida to locate and arrest Simmons. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force and information was generated that Simmons fled Palm Beach County, Florida and was possibly in the Savannah, Georgia area. This information was forwarded to the Savannah Office of the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance in locating and arresting Simmons. The Savannah Task Force conducted an investigation and located Simmons at 1114 ½ East Bolton Street in Savannah, Georgia on July 25, 2014 Simmons was arrested without incident and taken to the Chatham County Jail to await 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 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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