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For Immediate Release

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April 02, 2010 Dominic Guadagnoli, Public Affairs Officer
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602
Two Pensacola Fugitives Arrested Out of State by U.S. Marshals in Alabama and Georgia

Mobile, AL – Richard Ray, a suspect wanted in connection of string of armed robberies this week in Pensacola, FL was arrested last night by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force in Mobile, AL. Several warrants issued by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office charge RAY with Robbery with a Firearm and Aggravated Assault. The warrants allege that Ray entered several restaurants and at least one bank on a stretch of Nine Mile Road in Pensacola and simulated having a gun while demanding money. The Task Force caught up with Ray, 37, around 11 p.m. and arrested him without incident at the Marriott Hotel located at 3101 Airport Boulevard. The investigation started in Pensacola with Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Patrol who sought the assistance of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. By late Thursday night the FRFTF contacted the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Mobile, AL requesting their assistance. Task force investigators from Escambia and Santa Rosa County and FDLE developed a lead that Ray was in Mobile. Involved in the arrest were task force officers from Mobile Police Department and the Mobile Police Department’s Intelligence Unit. Although a small amount of money was found with Ray, it was not clear whether or not it was linked to the robberies.

Earlier the same day, Terrence Letrell Woods, 29, was captured by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. Woods is wanted by the ECSO for Failure To Appear on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Discharging a Firearm in Public, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Felony Criminal Mischief. Police Reports state that Woods was involved in an incident where he supposedly opened fire with a Tec-9 automatic gun in a drive-by shooting spraying bullets into a another car. During Woods’ original arrest a small arsenal of weapons was found. The Marshals Task Force had to force their way into an apartment where Woods was staying located on the 1800 Block of Skyline Road in Atlanta. The FRFTF determined that Woods was possibly living at that address and contacted the SERFTF for their assistance.

Ray Was booked into the Mobile County Jail on the Florida warrants. Woods was booked in the DeKalb County Jail. Both are awaiting extradition back to Pensacola.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.