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U.S. Marshals capture Waycross fugitive on Tybee Island

Special to SEGAZINE

U.S. Marshals Thursday captured a fugitive wanted in Waycross on Tybee Island.

Mark Ashley Griffin, 37, was wanted on a 2006 warrant for failure to surrender to serve a sentence and for violating his bond after he was convicted in Waycross for conspiracy to distribute, possession with intent to distribute, and manufacture in excess of 50 grams of (crack) cocaine, said U.S. Marshals spokesman Tommy Long.

Griffin was sentenced to serve 110 months in federal prison in 2005. He was allowed to self-surrender to the federal prison in Jesup in January 2006 but failed to do so and has been on the run since.

Marshals, aided by Tybee Island police officers found him Thursday in an apartment on Izlar Avenue  where he was using the alias Dave Van Guard. Long said Griffin had grown out his hair and dyed it blond, covered his distinctive tattoos with new tattoos and worked on a cash basis.

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