Jurisdiction: Wayne County in Georgia
Place of Occurrence: Jesup, Georgia
Victim(s): State of Florida
Suspect(s): Eric Vail, 28, 3/29/91, male (IN CUSTODY)
Murder suspect Eric Vail was arrested Wednesday evening in Jesup, Georgia.
Members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office SWAT/Fugitive Unit, who are also part of the U.S. Marshals Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force, have been investigating Vail’s whereabouts since May 30. Their investigation led them to Jesup, Georgia.
With members from the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Jesup Police Department, the Florida investigative team located Vail at a mobile home in Jesup. Vail resisted at first and barricaded himself inside the mobile home. After about three hours, he was taken into custody.
He is expecting to be extradited to Broward County to face one count of first-degree murder. The investigation continues.
BSO SWAT/Fugitive Sgt. C. Hickox
U.S. Marshals Florida/Caribbean Reg. Fugitive TF
U.S. Marshals Southeast Reg. Fugitive TF
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office
Jesup Police Department
THIS REPORT BY:
Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO
July 10, 2019 2220