Monday, August 25, 2014

Savannah, GA – A Savannah man wanted for two counts of aggravated battery after being indicted by the Chatham County Grand Jury was arrested by the Savannah Office of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and SCMPD (Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department) Tactical Investigation Unit personnel on August 19, 2014.

Jeremy Campen, 34, was wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department on two counts of Aggravated Battery under the Family Violence Act after having been indicted on July 7th, 2014.

The case was referred to the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Campen. An extensive investigation was conducted by the Savannah Marshals Task Force and information was generated that Campen was possibly working for a roofing company and that information led to an address on Hardee Drive in the Rio Vista area of Savannah. As task force officers were en route to the address, they were following several trucks that were apparently going to the same address. Upon arrival at the address, Campen was arrested without incident as he exited one of the trucks. Campen was transported to the Chatham County Jail to await court proceedings on these charges.

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 10,000 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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