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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 23, 2010 Dominic Guadagnoli, Public Affairs Officer
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals in Georgia Capture Elusive Fugitive from Paxton
Smyrna, GA – The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended a Walton County man who has eluded law enforcement since 2006 after he allegedly molested a young girl. Jimmy Donald Suttles Jr., was arrested this morning around 8:30 a.m. (EST).  Suttles was found living in an apartment above a garage of a house in the affluent community of Smyrna, GA., a suburb of Atlanta.  According to the Marshals Task Force in Atlanta, Suttles was living on this property on the 500 Block of Hurt Road for some time using the garage as his shop to repair and restore cars. The home owner was not aware of Suttles’ fugitive status. Warrants from 2006 charge SUTTLES with Lewd and Lascivious Acts under 12 YOA and Battery. Recent information gathered by the Marshals in Pensacola and Walton County Sheriff’s Office  Investigators determined that SUTTLES was possibly in the Atlanta GA, area and they contacted the SERFTF for help pinning him down.

“This case was considered a priority by both the Walton County Sheriff’ Office and our Task Force for some time,” said Public Affairs Officer Dominic Guadagnoli. “He was not only able to get away from us, but also stay away from us well under our radar for quite some time,” said Guadagnoli.

In June of 2007 the Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola, adopted the Suttles case during their Operation FALCON (Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally) fugitive round-up but were unsuccessful. Suttles was booked into the Cobb County Jail and is being held as a fugitive from justice until extradition back to Florida.
 
The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola is made up of investigators from the U.S. Marshals, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton County Sheriff’s Offices, Milton, Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach, Niceville and DeFuniak Springs Police Departments, State Attorney’s Office, the Office of Attorney General and the 1st Special Operations Security Force at Hurlburt Field.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.