U.S. Marshals Stop Carjacking in Savannah

On Wednesday the 9th, members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Task Force arrested a teenager for attempted carjacking.

According to Supervisory Inspector Stewart Cottingham, the deputies were working in the area of the Starbucks on Montgomery Crossroad when they saw the young man approach an elderly woman at her vehicle and then walk away.

The woman told the deputies the boy had tried to carjack the vehicle and with the help of SCMPD, the deputies were able to arrest the young man.

Once in custody, they found he was carrying a loaded pistol.

In a statement, Cottingham said:

“This case is a prime example of the cooperative efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department, and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office working in concert to reduce violent crime in Chatham County.

Since its inception in 2003, investigations carried out by the SERFTF have resulted in the apprehension of more than 20,000 violent fugitives in the state of Georgia. Of these arrests, more than 1,100 were fugitives wanted for homicide. The successful initiative is led by the U.S. Marshals Service and combines federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The SERFTF has offices in Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah that cover the entire state of Georgia. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, gang members, sex offenders, and other felonies. In 2013, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 90,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

More information about the Marshals and other Georgia fugitives can be found on the web at www.usmarshals.gov.”

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