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For Immediate Release

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August 11, 2011 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Fugitive Captured

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA – A Rincon man wanted on sixteen warrants by four departments was arrested by the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) on August 11, 2011 in Savannah, Georgia.

Aaron Craig Hubbard, 23, was being sought on two warrants from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department for Sale of Cocaine and Unlawful Use of Communication Facilities. Hubbard was also being sought on a warrant by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles for parole violation based on the Effingham County charges as well as absconding from supervision. He was on parole for a 2008 weapon and drug charge. Hubbard was being sought on twelve warrants by the Port Wentworth Police Department for the following offenses to include: Aggravated assault on a Police Officer, Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Carrying a concealed weapon, Theft by receiving stolen property, Criminal damage to property first degree, misdemeanor and felony obstruction, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Interference with government property, felony fleeing and eluding, loitering and prowling, and criminal trespass. Hubbard was also wanted by SCMPD for the offense of theft by taking motor vehicle. All of these charges happened in various incidents in a four month time frame from March to July of 2011.

The case was referred to the Savannah Office of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in July 2011. The Savannah Task Force conducted an extensive investigation over the last three and a half weeks to find Hubbard. Numerous leads were generated by the Marshals Task Force. The Task Force received information that Hubbard was possibly at a home on Sherwood Court in Rincon, Georgia on July 8, 2011. The Marshals Task Force with the assistance of the Effingham County Drug Squad went to the address and Hubbard was not there. The Marshals Task Force worked tirelessly to locate Hubbard and received information that he was possibly at a home in the 1100 block of Springfield Street located off Stiles Avenue on Savannah’s westside. On August 11, 2011, with the assistance of SCMPD patrol units, the Marshals Task Force went to the address and found Hubbard. Hubbard was arrested without incident. There were two other males in the home. One of the other males, Marlon Hayes, was also arrested on an unrelated outstanding SCMPD warrant for Contempt of Court for Failure to appear. Both men were taken to the Chatham County Detention Center.

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.

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 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. In 2010, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 81,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

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

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