SAVANNAH, GA ( June 22, 2011) An attempted murder suspect from South Carolina was taken into custody this afternoon as law enforcement converged on Caroline Drive.

 

Winston MOSS, 21, led the U.S. Marshals Task Force, CCSO, and officers from SCMPD’s Patrol, K-9, CSU and NTF on a short foot chase throughout an East Savannah neighborhood this afternoon. He was taken into custody after he hid in a house on Caroline Drive.  MOSS is wanted for attempted murder in South Carolina. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Columbia on April, 17.  MOSS also has a warrant for probation violation through Chatham County.

 

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 .