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Fugitive on the run for 21 years captured in Savannah

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Antonio Deshawn Daniels (Source: Camden County Sheriff's Office) Antonio Deshawn Daniels (Source: Camden County Sheriff's Office)

After 21 years on the run, a man wanted for murder has been found in the Coastal Empire. 

The US Marshals led Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team along with the US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force say they have arrested Antonio Deshawn Daniels 41, after 21 years on the run. 

On August 8, 1993, Daniels was allegedly involved in an argument with three males. The argument escalated to murder when Daniels supposedly produced a handgun and fired multiple rounds killing one and severely wounding another, according to U.S. Marshals.

Approximately one month ago, the Detroit Police Department requested that the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team, review the file and apprehend Daniels. 

DFAT investigators diligently worked the case and developed multiple leads, with one in particular leading investigators to a residence near Savannah. Through the investigation, DFAT members also developed information that Antonio Daniels had been living under the assumed name of Martez Deshawn Barnes. 

DFAT investigators contacted SERFTF-Savannah Division, and provided them with a possible address of Daniels. SERFTF members immediately began surveillance and investigators were able to spot Daniels and took him into custody.  

Daniels initially denied the allegations and his true identity, but after being confronted with a fingerprint analysis, Daniels finally admitted that he was in fact the man authorities were looking for.

Daniels is currently being held at the Camden County jail awaiting extradition to Detriot.

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