Facebook post leads to wanted man
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:39:20 GMT —
Colby Gilliam, 33, was arrested Monday morning by U.S. Marshals in Myrtle Beach. Gilliam was wanted for parole and probation violations by Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office and Maryland Division of Parole. The violations stem from original charges of felony assault.
On June 4, Gilliam posted a comment on the Queen Anne's Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
Some of the sheriff's office staff recognized Gilliam's name and posted back that a warrant was still outstanding for his arrest.
Members of the public saw the posts and immediately started calling in tips.
Based on those tips, the U.S. Marshals were asked to get involved.
Operation Intercept, the U.S. Marshals led fugitive task force in South Carolina, developed information that Gilliam was working in the Carolina Forest area.
Gilliam was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center to await extradition proceedings back to Maryland.
"Undoubtedly Mr. Gilliam didn't think that the long arm of the law would reach out for him in South Carolina," said Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for South Carolina.
Operation Intercept, in the Myrtle Beach area, consists of members of the U.S. Marshals, Horry County Sheriff's Office, Myrtle Beach Police Department, Horry County Police Department, and Surfside Police Department.