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U.S. Marshals in GA Apprehend 4 Men Wanted in TX Robbery


Search warrant executed in Lithonia leads to guns, narcotics seizures

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Atlanta, GA - The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) and USMS Western District of Texas (W/TX) Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF), in coordination with the Cedar Park Police Department, April 5 located and safely arrested four individuals wanted by the Cedar Park Police Department for aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity.    

Brandon Thomas, 31, John Frazier, 21, Jakai Lewis, 18, and another male were wanted in connection with March 14 armed robbery of a business in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Festival. The business owner was robbed at gunpoint and the suspects fled the area. 

W/TX Lone Star Fugitive Task Force investigators determined the suspects fled to Georgia and requested the assistance of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF). Investigators developed information and focused on a residence in the 3100 block of Cleesthorpe Drive in Lithonia. 

Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force , Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Dekalb County Police and Sheriffs Office arrested Frazier, Lewis, and another male suspect at the residence. Investigators located and arrested Brandon Thomas on the 1200 block of Glen Way in Brookhaven.  

All suspects were transported to Dekalb County Jail where they will be held pending extradition to Austin.

A search warrant executed at the Cleesthorpe Drive residence resulted in the recovery of 20 firearms - eight fully automatic handguns, one automatic rifle and six Glock auto switches - as well as the seizure of many narcotics. 

Additionally, 19 individuals were detained on local charges; two of those individuals were wanted and arrested for a homicide in Dekalb County. 

The W/TX  Lone Star Fugitive Task Force began operations in 2005. With partnership agreements with 41 federal, state, and local agencies, it operates the areas of western Texas covering 68 counties.

The USMS Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force began operations in June 2003. It has partnership agreements with four federal and 34 state and local agencies and operates throughout Georgia.

The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) has apprehended more than 45,000 fugitives since its inception and is always striving to make communities safer. 

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