U.S. Marshals and Effingham County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Warner Robins man wanted on armed robbery charges, bringing him into custody Monday.
The Warner Robins Police Department and the Peach County Sheriff’s Department wanted James Ray Ussery, 36, on three armed robbery charges. The case was referred to the Macon office of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
After the Macon task force conducted an extensive investigation, according to the U.S. Marshals Service, leads were developed that Ussery had fled the Warner Robins area and was possibly in the Rincon area. This information was passed to the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance.
The task force learned Ussery may have been traveling in a 2007 Silver Honda Fit. On Monday, the Savannah task force found the car parked at the Rincon Inn.
Surveillance was conducted on the vehicle and after a few minutes, Ussery exited his room and got into the vehicle, according to the U.S. Marshals. Upon seeing Ussery enter the vehicle, task force officers and Effingham County deputies surrounded the vehicle, and Ussery was arrested without incident. Ussery was taken to the Effingham County Jail and the vehicle was impounded.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of over 36,000 federal fugitives. In 2011, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 86,000 state and local fugitives, which cleared over 113,000 warrants.