SAVANNAH, GA ( June 27, 2011) On Friday, June 24, Chad CARLTON, 38, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Greenville, South Carolina. A federal warrant was taken out in Asheville, NC on June 3, for supervised release violation. He was on supervised release for previous bank robberies. CARLTON was sentenced to 151 months for 11 counts of bank robbery in 1999. Leads were sent to the Savannah Marshals Fugitive Task to try and locate him, however Carlton had fled the area before the lead was received.
Since June 3, CARLTON committed a bank robbery in Savannah on June 16, and is wanted by Pinellas and Pasco counties in Florida for multiple armed robberies. The United States Attorney’s Office will be prosecuting the case.
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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