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Fugitive Files Suspect Arrested in Savannah, Could Face Federal Charges

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Another success story for News 3's Fugitive Files.

Charles "Chuckie" Johnson was arrested in Savannah Tuesday night.

He is facing charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

But that may just be the beginning of the trouble for Chuckie, and the end of an apparent crime spree in savannah.

"It took us many months to find him," said Eugene Kowel, FBI Special Agent.

Many months and a lot of investigation by the FBI and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police ended last night with an arrest.

"Good investigative work done by the SCMPD and their tactical investigations unit," said Agent Kowel. "They are the ones at the forefront as we were looking for him."

Charles "Chuckie" Johnson is a convicted felon facing only one charge now, but facing a lot more questions from agents.
The FBI wants to know if Chuckie is the man in surveillance pictures from a series of Savannah bank robberies.

"Bank robbery, while it seems like an old fashioned crime, and it is," said Kowel. "It's still a violent act that affects communities and take a toll on communities, especially when the crimes are of a violent nature or a serious nature."

In all, 7 different banks were robbed in the first six months of 2013, most on Savannah's southside. The FBI wants to know if they were all robbed by the same man.  

Tuesday night's joint operation got them closer to finding out.

"We think this will have a significant impact on the community, having him off the streets."

Kowel says the teamwork between the FBI and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police was vital to making this arrest.

Johnson was arraigned Wednesday morning in federal court, and the FBI is questioning him about all the robberies.

More charges could be pending.

Charles Johnson is now the 60th suspect arrested after being profiled on News 3 Fugitive Files.

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