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Task Force News Releases

  • March 12, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announced today the arrest of Demonta Price for First Degree Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Violation of Parole on an original conviction of Armed Robbery.
  • March 11, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Milton man who was wanted in Michigan on a 1999 warrant that was issued 11 years after the alleged crime took place. U.S. Marshals in Michigan were able to determine that James Curtis White, who is wanted by the Michigan State Police for Criminal Sexual Conduct on a Victim less than 13 years of age, was most likely living in Santa Rosa County.
  • December 27, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Bricen Bowden tonight in the city of Alachua. Bowden was wanted by the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office on an outstanding arrest warrant for (1) shooting into an occupied vehicle, (2) possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, (3) aggravated assault, and (4) discharging a firearm in public.
  • December 17, 2013 - In a joint effort, the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office hit the streets of Escambia County the past week in the second phase of an earlier round-up initiated two weeks ago, capturing some of Escambia’s more elusive and violent fugitives.
  • December 03, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force - including investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, and the Gainesville Police Department – located fugitive Miker Debose in northwest Gainesville. Debose was wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding arrest warrant for Robbery with a Firearm.
  • November 20, 2013 - One Deputy U.S. Marshal and a Task Force officer assigned to the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force were injured early this morning while attempting to arrest two fugitives who were wanted on federal drug charges.
  • November 14, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured a wanted man who is being sought by law enforcement Arkansas for kidnapping a teenage girl who is believed to be his niece. Late Tuesday evening the U.S. Marshals in El Dorado, Arkansas contacted the Marshals Task Force in Pensacola requesting their help in locating fugitive Phillip Thomas Nussey.
  • November 13, 2013 - 15 Most Wanted Addition - The U.S. Marshals Service added alleged murderer and kidnapper Wesnel Isaac to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list today. A documented gang member and alleged enforcer for the Haitian street gang Zoe Pound, Isaac is wanted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida for multiple violent offenses including triple homicide, attempted homicide, kidnapping, home invasion and felon in possession of a firearm.
  • October 22, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pensacola man after he tried to run out the back of the house where he has been hiding. Marshals and the Task Force caught up with Jeremy Jarmine Whiting just after 2 p.m. today. Whiting’s warrant is for Aggravated Assault, Assault, Resisting and Violation of Probation Possession of a Weapon.
  • October 22, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pensacola man who is the alleged trigger man in a drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of a 14 year-old girl. Zachary Antonio Brooks was arrested by the Task Force at a home just off of Gulf Beach Highway.
  • September 15, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Larry Whitehead Jr. in Hampton, Virginia after a two month investigation that spanned three separate states. Whitehead was wanted on an outstanding Alachua County arrest warrant charging him with First-Degree Murder, Armed Burglary, and Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon.
  • September 06, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured a Ft. Walton Beach Man earlier today, who reportedly strangled and battered his pregnant girlfriend. Andre Terrel McKinnon was arrested by the Task Force at the house of the alleged victim.
  • September 03, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested two Pensacola men earlier today; one a fugitive wanted in two states and the other who appears to have been working in the local drug trade. Kendrell Nashawn Rivers is wanted for probation violation warrants in Escambia County and in Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • August 27, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force was able to convince a wanted fugitive out of an attic late today after a brief standoff. The Task Force was conducting surveillance in search of Charles Randall Butler, Jr. when they spotted him walking around an apartment complex in Pensacola, FL.
  • August 06, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured a Santa Rosa County man who was being sought by the Sheriff’s Office on a warrant charging him with six felonies. The Task Force and Santa Rosa County patrol deputies arrested Michael Adam Burns after he stepped out onto the porch of his house.
  • August 01, 2013 - Mercelin Etienne, a fugitive for five years, is now in the Broward County jail where he will face charges of armed sexual battery. Earlier this week, Deputy U.S. Marshals and a Miramar Police detective assigned to the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force traveled to Canada to take custody of Etienne and return him to Florida.
  • August 01, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force caught up with a 17 year-old from Pensacola who is a suspect in a shooting which resulted in a homicide and another man wounded which occurred two days ago in Escambia County. The juvenile is being charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the death of Ledarrious Ramone Washington.
  • July 29, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force has been busy the past several days, arresting local and out-of-state fugitives from north Okaloosa County to south Escambia County and some places in between. Charges ranged from armed robbery, sex crimes, sex offenders and even voyeurism.
  • July 03, 2013 - A Virginia man was captured in his home town of Fairfield today, less than a day after he bolted from his hotel in the Florida panhandle. Gregory Delmas Staton was being sought the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office on sex offense charges such as Lewd and Lascivious Conduct, Traveling to Have Sex with a Minor and Obscene Communication.
  • June 25, 2013 - A Pensacola man who is being sought on multiple charges including attempted murder was captured by members of the U.S. Marshals earlier today outside of Detroit, Michigan. Chandler O’Brien Bass was being sought by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office since early May after he allegedly shot his victim multiple times in what was apparently a drug deal gone awry.
  • June 20, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force caught up with two Santa Rosa County men, one who is wanted on several weapons charges. Christopher Stephen Ray Cassity was captured in a home he was renting in Milton. A short while later, the Task Force apprehended Camrin Zan Bass while he worked on a work crew clearing roadside debris in Blackwater State Park.
  • June 19, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested two wanted men in the past 24 hours, one a convicted felon wanted to face drug charges in Pensacola; the other a man who faces charges for child pornography and traveling to meet a young boy to purportedly engage in sexual activity.
  • June 04, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announced the arrest of Dumauriea McGee for Second Degree Murder. McGee was being sought by authorities in Rustin, LA after investigators determined that McGee shot and killed Deanthony Mardis on May 30, 2013. McGee then traveled to Tallahassee, FL in an attempt to evade authorities.
  • April 19, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announced today the arrest of Nicky Lee Anderson from Catawba, North Carolina, for multiple counts of rape of a child.
  • April 16, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force along with Okaloosa County Deputies captured Coty Keith Holmes at a motel in Fort Walton Beach. Holmes, considered a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Top Ten Wanted Fugitive, is wanted by the and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for his alleged involvement in beating a man to death with a ball-peen hammer.
  • March 22, 2013 - At least 50 wanted people were locked up, courtesy of a sweep led by U.S. Marshals and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office targeting the Sex Offenders who failed to keep up with their state mandated registration requirements as registered sex offenders. The week long operation known as Operation F.A.S.T.E.R. also cleared over 50 warrants.
  • March 19, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured fugitives Rico Savage and Lakisha Savage in southwest Ocala. Rico was on probation for possession of cocaine, carjacking, burglary of a dwelling, aggravated battery upon a pregnant woman, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony fleeing or attempting to elude police, and aggravated assault with a firearm. Lakisha was wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding arrest warrant for obstruction of justice and resisting an officer without violence.
  • February 21, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force along with Escambia County Deputies and Pensacola Police nabbed Deavis Nathaniel Saulsberry in Pensacola. The Marshals had asked for assistance from the public just two days ago to help find the fugitive. Nevertheless, it was relentless investigating that helped them catch up with Saulsberry today.
  • February 19, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force is asking for your help in locating two men wanted for violent crimes that have occurred in the Pensacola area. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Task Force are searching for Deavis Nathaniel Saulsberry who is wanted for Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery using a Deadly Weapon and Robbery with Firearm. Also being sought is Roderick Terril Foster wanted for Failure to Appear on charges Felony Battery by Strangulation, Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling as well as a misdemeanor warrant for Cyber stalking.
  • January 31, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended the last two suspects of five people who have been charged by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office with Kidnapping, Robbery and Aggravated Assault. Bertina Eloise Krider and Shannon Elizabeth Yeary were captured at a home in Niceville, FL.
  • January 25, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Ft. Lauderdale arrested a teacher yesterday who is wanted in New Jersey on charges of sexual assault on a student at the school where she was a teacher. Jennalin Garcia-Calle was taken into custody yesterday by U.S. Marshals and task force officers from the Ft. Lauderdale and Davie Police Departments.
  • January 11, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured a wanted man who is being sought in three counties. The capture came while the Task Force was conducting surveillance of a home on Saleta Street, and they saw fugitive Antwan Jernell Thomas arrive and go inside.
  • January 11, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured fugitive Bryan Greenlee, 36, this afternoon in a Gainesville neighborhood near Newberry Road. Greenlee was wanted by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office on four separate counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • January 09, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured fugitive Bryon Killin yesterday in southeast Ocala. Killins was wanted by the Orlando Police Department for several offenses including: first-degree murder, accessory after the fact, and tampering with physical evidence.
  • December 14, 2012 - The Gainesville Division of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured fugitive Randy Harr in a wooded area in southeast Alachua County. Harr was wanted by multiple Tennessee agencies, including the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, for shooting and killing his wife’s ex-husband and then setting the victim’s house on fire to conceal evidence.
  • November 30, 2012 - Rory Patrick Doyle, a St. Petersburg doctor who fled the United States in 2001 to avoid prosecution on alleged child molestation charges in Pinellas County has been arrested in Tangier by Moroccan law enforcement authorities.
  • November 28, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola coordinated the arrest of a convicted sex offender who has been sought by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Task Force for over five years. Randolph Carroll Flinn was arrested by U.S. Marshals and members from the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders & Fugitive Task Force in Galveston yesterday.
  • November 20, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) announced today the arrest of Shannon Brewer, from Florence, Alabama for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder. Brewer was being sought by authorities in Huntsville, Alabama after investigators determined that Brewer stabbed Mark Dishon and Sandra Sikes at Dishon’s home in Lauderdale County, Alabama.
  • October 19, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested two wanted men; one hiding under bed sheets and the other trying to hide drugs. Earlier today Mario Deoandre Copeland, who has an extensive criminal history, was captured in Pensacola.  Yesterday, Task Force members from the Marshals, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, a K9 Unit and special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms apprehended Robert Rufus Ball Jr. who was wanted for Failure to Register as a Convicted Sex Offender.
  • October 02, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) today announced the arrest of Franco Thomas, 14 years of age from St. Petersburg, FL for First Degree Murder.
  • August 27, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pennsylvania man wanted for a parole violation on a 6 year prison sentence he served for aggravated assault with a handgun. Devaughn Anthony Coad was captured by task force officers from the Marshals, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • August 15, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force hit the streets of Pensacola early today and arrested three Pensacola men wanted on numerous charges that include aggravated assault with a weapon, armed robbery, using a firearm and including a non-registered sex offender.
  • August 03, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office TAC Team captured an Alabama fugitive who failed to appear on charges of 2nd Degree Rape and Possession of Pornographic Material of a Minor. U.S. Marshals were conducting surveillance of a residence where Dion Demetrius Taylor was reportedly hiding out in Pensacola.
  • July 31, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announces the arrest of Michael Allan McCants, a Pensacola man who is a suspect in a drive-by shooting that took place in Pensacola several months ago.
  • July 05, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force discovered a small cache of guns, a bulletproof vest and rounds and rounds of ammunition earlier this afternoon, when they captured a fugitive wanted since November of last year. Aggravated assault suspect Jeremy Jerel Fountain was arrested without incident inside a home on Escalona Avenue in Pensacola.
  • June 21, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured a Tennessee fugitive this afternoon who is wanted on four counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery. Shannon Lee Russell of Forest Park Drive, Pensacola, is wanted by law enforcement in McMinn County, TN for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl over a five year period.
  • June 19, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a convicted sex offender who tried to elude them by jumping out of a 3rd story window. At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Task Force knocked on the door of a room at a hotel located on the 8200 Block of N. Davis Highway attempting to arrest James Erik Cross.
  • May 07, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force caught up with a wanted Pensacola man while he was sleeping in a hotel room one county away from where he was being sought. Escambia County fugitive Dexter Antonio Locke awoke to Task Force Officers standing over him at the Red Roof Inn in Santa Rosa County.
  • April 30, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals and the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announces a new way to help catch murderers, kidnappers, armed robbers, gang members and other violent criminals – you can now text your tips. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive can simply text “TIP411” or “847411” and enter the key word “USMFL”.
  • April 18, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Ohio man wanted for murdering another man in an alleged drug deal gone bad. The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) was contacted by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force yesterday requesting the help of the local Marshals in locating and arresting Javonte Hodges.
  • April 17, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) announced the arrest of Tedrick Miguel Childs of Havanna, Florida during a felony vehicle stop on Hwy 20 in Tallahassee, FL. Childs, who is a documented Folk Nation Gang Member, was currently being sought by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office in Columbus, GA as well as the Columbus Police Department on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Cruelty to Children, Criminal Damage to Property, Burglary, Terroristic Threats and Acts and Arson.
  • April 13, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) announced the arrest of Ronell Octavius Gillins of Miramar, Florida at an apartment complex located in Tallahassee, FL. Gillins was currently being sought by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Miramar, FL on charges of Attempted 1s Degree Murder.
  • April 04, 2012 - A Pensacola man who never returned from a break during the jury deliberations of which he was on trial for murder, was apprehended by the combined effort of U.S. Marshals from Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. Task Force members from the Gulf Coast and Florida Regional Fugitive Task Forces arrested Ortavious Devon Wilson at the Loxley Motel last night.
  • March 28, 2012 - A fugitive wanted by law enforcement in Mississippi was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola while seated in a barber’s chair getting a haircut. The Task Force started working this case over a week ago when they received information from Oxford City Police Department in Mississippi that Richard OKelley was believed to be in the Pensacola area.
  • March 28, 2012 - A man who escaped from authorities in Louisiana yesterday morning was caught by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola and Escambia Patrol deputies in the parking lot of Casino Beach around 11 o’clock last night. Shawn Jolivette had walked away from a jail road crew work detail at about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.
  • March 21, 2012  The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pensacola man wanted in Escambia County for three sexual assault charges on a person under 18 years old. Anthony Cherry was captured this morning around 11:00 a.m. while he tried to hide in a bedroom of a house.
  • March 20, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Maryland man wanted for armed bank robbery and a number of other violent felonies. Brian Danielle Taylor was captured this afternoon by the Task Force with the assistance of Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputies and special agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • February 17, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) today announced the arrest Nima Nash Moradi of Orlando, Florida at an apartment complex located in Tallahassee, FL. Moradi was currently being sought by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, FL on charges of 2nd Degree Homicide.

 

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