U.S. Marshals capture NY fugitive

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – A man wanted by the New York Police Dept. was arrested Tuesday in Savannah by U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. K-9.

Gregory Brooks, 29, was on charges of aggravated assault and bail jumping for an incident that occurred in April 2010. The NYPD received information that Brooks was possibly in the Savannah area.

The Marshals Task Force and SCMPD K-9 set up surveillance outside 1021 Richards St.

During the surveillance operation, two men exited the front of the house and began to walk west on Richards Street. They were stopped by marshals, and Brooks gave the marshals a false name, according to a task force news release. Brooks was identified by an Ace of Spades tattoo on his neck.

Brooks was then taken into custody. A search of his pockets turned up his New York driver's license. He was taken to the Chatham County jail to await extradition proceedings to send him back to New York.

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