Savannah, 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.
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