GA – A man wanted by ATF in Macon, Georgia on a charge of Possession of a
Weapon by a Convicted Felon, was arrested by the United States Marshals Service
Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Hazelhurst
Police Department and the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole on July 2, 2012.
Eric Sumner, 28, was wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in a
warrant issued in June of 2012 for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
The case was referred to the U.S. Marshals’ Office in Macon, Georgia. Leads were
generated by the Macon Marshals that indicated that Sumner was living in
Hazelhurst, Georgia. This information was forwarded to the Savannah U.S.
Marshals Task Force. The Hazelhurst Police Department was very familiar with
Sumner. On July 2, 2012, with the assistance of the Hazelhurst Police Department
and a Parole Officer from the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, Savannah
Task Force Officers arrested Sumner in Hazelhurst, Georgia without incident.
Sumner was transported to Macon, Georgia for his court appearance.
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
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