U. S. Marshals arrest Oklahoma fugitive in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The United States Marshals Southeast Regional Task Force and the SCMPD Trap Unit arrested a fugitive wanted in Oklahoma on Wednesday, October 6.

Thirty-year-old Mark Stewart was wanted by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office for assault with a dangerous weapon, drugs charges and other weapons offenses. An investigation by the U.S Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force in Oklahoma lead to Savannah.

The Savannah Task Force was given the tag number to the rental car Stewart and his girlfriend rented in Oklahoma. The two were believed to be staying at a hotel near Hunter Army Airfield. The Savannah Task Force checked area parking lots and found the suspect's vehicle at the Savannah Gardens Hotel on Abercorn Street.

Task force officers were able to determine which hotel room the suspect was staying in through assistance from hotel staff. The room was rented under Stewart's girlfriend Tyler Edens. It was observed that Stewart would not leave the hotel room.

The Savannah Task Force requested the assistance of SCMPD Trap officers. Task force officers and SCMPD were planning the arrest, when Stewart was seen going to his vehicle. Authorities immediately surrounded Stewart and he was arrested with confrontation.

When authorities entered the hotel room, Edens was no where to be found. She fled as soon as she saw Stewart get arrested. She was found hiding in room #260, which was an open unused room undergoing renovation.

Edens was also arrested on an outstanding warrant in Oklahoma.

Edens and Stewart were taken to the Chatham County Jail awaiting extradition back to Oklahoma.

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