GA – A Savannah man wanted for seven violent felonies including murder
by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office in Charleston, South Carolina was
arrested in Savannah, Georgia by the Savannah Office of the U.S. Marshals
Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on August 4, 2014.
James Torres Wright, 24, was wanted by the Charleston County Sheriff’s
Office on seven violent felony charges which include: Murder, Attempted
Murder, Burglary, Weapons Offenses, Accessory before the fact of Attempted
Murder and Accessory to Burglary. All of the charges were committed in a
span of three days between July 11 -13, 2014.
The case was referred to the Charleston, South Carolina U.S. Marshals
Operation Intercept Fugitive Task for assistance in locating and arresting
Wright. Operation Intercept investigators conducted an extensive
investigation and determined that Wright had fled the area and possibly
returned to Savannah, Georgia.
This information was then forwarded to the
Savannah Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Wright. An
investigation was conducted by the Savannah Marshals Task Force and
information was generated that Wright was possibly in the Yamacraw Village
area of Savannah, Georgia. The task force narrowed the location to an
apartment at 1163 Yamacraw Village. Investigators surrounded the apartment
building and met the resident of the apartment. The resident called Wright
and he surrendered to the Task Force and was arrested without incident.
Wright was transported to the Chatham County Jail to await extradition
proceedings to send him back to South Carolina.
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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