Fugitive Unit News!

On Saturday November 25, 2017 Arshade Jayquan Yates shot his victim in the lower back with a 9mm handgun at 2121 Windy Hill Road in Marietta, GA and then fled the scene. Marietta Police Department arrived and started their investigation. On February 7, 2018 a warrant for Aggravated Assault was issued for Yates. The Cobb County Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force immediately started their investigation and located Yates in Newport News, Virginia area. The U.S. Marshals Task Force apprehended Yates as he exited an auto parts store without incident on Monday June 4, 2018. Yates was transported to the Hampton County Jail in Virginia to await extradition back to Georgia.


On Tuesday April 27, 2018 an arrest warrant was issued for Benjamin Saine for Aggravated Stalking and Failure to Appear from a prior arrest in which he was charged with Aggravated Assault and False Imprisonment in Cobb County. While on the run as a wanted fugitive, Saine started another crime spree in the city of Atlanta committing the crimes of Kidnapping, Battery, Fleeing and Eluding. Due to these new charges and being a Wanted Fugitive from Cobb County, the Atlanta Police Department placed Saine on their Ten Most Wanted list. While searching for Saine in the local metro Atlanta area, the sheriff’s office Fugitive Unit requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to assist in searching for Saine.

During the course of the investigation, the Task Force developed information on Monday June 25, 2018 that Saine was fleeing the United States and in route to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The United States Marshals in cooperation with the Mexican Federal Police initiated surveillance at the hostel Saine was attempting to hide out at. During the surveillance operation Federal Agents located Saine and he was taken into custody without incident. Saine is being deported from Mexico back to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center to face charges in Cobb County. Saine will then be released to the City of Atlanta Police to face charges in Atlanta, Georgia.


On Wednesday May 16, 2018 Cobb County Sheriff’s Office units were assisting the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force as they attempted to apprehend Tauron Henderson who was wanted for Carjacking and Robbery in Pennsylvania. Henderson was located sitting in a vehicle in a apartment complex on Austell Road in Marietta, GA. As agents ordered Henderson to get out of the vehicle, Henderson began ramming his vehicle into the agent’s vehicles and fled on foot. On Sunday June 29, 2018, after an extensive investigation Henderson was located at an apartment in College Park, Georgia. Again, Henderson tried to elude capture by climbing through the attic of the apartment into another apartment and then kicked a whole through the wall into a third apartment; Henderson was captured and is awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania to face charges.


On Monday June 18, 2018 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Justin Brown who was wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Brown was involved in an altercation during the early morning hours of June 18th with another male at an address on Barber Road in Marietta, Georgia. During the altercation Brown shot the other male twice, striking the victim with one gunshot wound to his arm and one gunshot wound to his head. After shooting the male victim, Brown then quickly fled the area. The Cobb County S.O. Fugitive Unit along with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force immediately started looking for Brown and tracked him to an area near the Georgia State University Campus. Later that evening investigators while on surveillance in the area observed Brown walking past the Georgia State University Arts Building and apprehended Brown without further incident as he attempted to cross the street. Brown was taken to the Georgia State University Campus Police and then transported back to Cobb County Adult Detention Center.


On Friday June 22, 2018 warrant #18-W-5852 was taken by the Cobb County Police Crimes against Children Unit for the arrest of Pedro Tamayo (27) of Marietta charged with Aggravated Battery and Felony Cruelty to a Child. Details in the arrest warrant stated that the two year old victim was found to have a brain injury that resulted in irreversible damage and that the child had flat lined twice before medical personnel were able to revive the child while in route to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital. The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit working with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force conducted multiple interviews and periods of surveillance at various known locations for Tamayo. During the investigation it was discovered that Tamayo had been previously deported from the United States in 2012. On Thursday July 19, 2018 through further investigation it was determined that Tamayo had fled Georgia to Dallas, Texas. The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force along with the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force conducted surveillance and located Tamayo in an area of Dallas, Texas. Tamayo was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Dallas County, Jail to await extradition back to Cobb County to face charges.

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