Emanuel County man wanted by the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department in
Swainsboro, Georgia was arrested by the United States Marshals Savannah
Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Eden, Georgia,
on October 22, 2009.
Patric Kersey, 45, was being sought on numerous state warrants for
Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Aggravated Assault, two charges
of Aggravated Battery, and felony obstruction related to an incident
that happened on October 21, 2009 in Emanuel County, Georgia. Kersey was
stopped by an Emanuel County Deputy Sheriff in a traffic stop for
investigation of a suspected charge of driving under the influence. When
Kersey realized that he was going to be arrested for driving under the
influence, he decided to flee the scene, and in the process allegedly
ran over the deputy sheriff. The incident happened at approximately
10:30 pm on October 21, 2009. The case is being investigated by the GBI.
The GBI and the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department requested the
assistance of the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast
Regional Fugitive Task Force in trying to find and arrest Kersey.
Numerous leads were worked in this case in Chatham and Effingham
Counties in an attempt to locate Kersey. At approximately noon on
October 22, 2009, Fugitive Task Force personnel were in Eden, Georgia
following a lead on a possible location when Kersey drove up to the
location and was immediately arrested by the Marshals Task Force
personnel. Kersey was transported to the Effingham County jail to await
pick up by the GBI to be transported back to Emanuel County, Georgia.
This case was worked by the GBI, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department,
the East Central Drug Task Force, the Swainsboro Police Department, and
the Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task
Force. For more information on this case, contact should be made with
the GBI Eastman office or the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the
apprehension of approximately 36, 000 federal fugitives. More federal
fugitives are arrested by the Marshals Service than all other federal
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 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. Last year, U.S. Marshals Task Forces arrested more than 58,600
state and local fugitives on felony charges.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at
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