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For Immediate Release

February 07, 2012 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
America's Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Port Wentworth, GA

SERFTF logoSavannah, GA – Jennifer Segrest, on the run for the past two years, was arrested by members of the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Port Wentworth Police Department and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office on February 7, 2012.

Jennifer Segrest, 38, was wanted by the Cobb County Police Department for the offenses of child molestation and enticement of a child. According to the warrant, Segrest knowingly facilitated the repeated molestation of her two minor daughters, ages five and six to a pedophile in exchange for $30,000. After an investigation into these child abuse allegations the Cob County Police Department charged Segrest with the underlying sex offenses.

The case was referred to the U.S. Marshals South East Regional Fugitive Task Force to help find this dangerous felon. An extensive investigation ensued over the last two years. Recently this case was profiled on America’s Most Wanted as early as December 2011. The segment was shown several times over the ensuing months and recently a concerned citizen provided information that lead law enforcement to an address in Port Wentworth. The Savannah Task Force with the assistance of the Port Wentworth Police Department and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office went to the address of 202 Cantyre Street, Port Wentworth and arrested Segrest without incident. Segrest was taken to the Chatham County Jail to await extradition back to Cobb County.

This case embodies the motto of the United States Marshals Service “You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide”. Through the unwavering perseverance of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Apprehension program along with the assistance of our state and local law enforcement agencies a very dangerous and violent felon was taken off the street.

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 2011, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 86,000 state and local fugitives, which cleared over 113,000 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, 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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