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Person being served felony warrant in Effingham County found dead

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There are reports that US Marshals are serving a warrant in the vicinity. (Credit: Shelbey Roberts)

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports that a man killed himself while U.S. Marshals attempted to serve him with a felony warrant.

Green Morgan School Road in Clyo became a hot bed of law enforcement activity Wednesday afternoon. In total, at least six agencies were involved with the investigation including, the Effingham County Sherriff's Office, Effingham County Fire, Effingham County EMS, Southside EMS, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and various SCMPD departments.

Effingham County Deputy Sheriff Joe Heath said, "Once [U.S. Marshals] arrived at the residence and made entrance, they heard a single gunshot. They backed out."

According to Heath, that's when U.S. Marshals called in Savannah Chatham Metro Police's SWAT team for help. When officers arrived, they say they found the man dead with a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators say no one else was inside of the home.

"They had the warrant. They pretty much knew where he was at," stated Heath.

There are still a handful of questions that police have yet to address, including where the man was from and why he was wanted by law enforcement in the first place. But the Deputy Sheriff said, "at no time was there any danger to the public in general."


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