SAVANNAH, GA (November 24, 2010): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives and patrol officers and Chatham County Sheriffs deputies, along with U.S. Marshals from two states converged on a house in the Parkside area of Savannah Wednesday evening to capture a suspect in a double homicide in Jacksonville, FL.
Terrell Stewart, 22, was taken into custody without incident on homicide warrants from Duval County after authorities surrounded the house in the 1100 block of East 54th Street about 6:30 p.m.
Authorities had expanded their search to Savannah after SCMPD patrol officers had discovered a vehicle belonging to a homicide victim here Wednesday morning. Sgt. Robert Gavin of the SCMPD Major Crimes Division said information had been received that Stewart may be in the house.
Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Savannah and the Florida Regional Task Force from Jacksonville joined local authorities in the search.
Sgt. Gavin complimented the cooperation between the various departments: “Everyone worked together extremely well to help achieve this apprehension without incident, injury or danger to anyone else,” he said.
Detectives and forensics officers from Duval County were traveling to Savannah Thursday night. Stewart will be held in the Chatham County Jail pending extradition to Florida.
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