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For Immediate Release

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September 17, 2010 Marty West, Supervisory Inspector
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 942-8395
U.S. Marshals Arrest Absconded Tallahassee Sex Offender
On September 16, 2010 members of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested absconded sex offender Calen Girtman, 27, of Tallahassee, Florida in Winter Haven, Florida after a month long fugitive investigation.  According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Girtman absconded from his listed address on Quazar Circle on July 7, 2010 when Girtman cut off his court ordered Mobile Tracking Device.  Girtman was currently being supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Board for a prior felony conviction for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.  After receiving a tamper alert from Girtman’s GPS unit, Florida DOC personnel immediately responded to Girtman’s last known location were officers located the GPS device at the corner of Polk and South Meridian Road. 

Girtman was convicted in Leon County in 2004 for the offenses of Lewd or Lascivious Battery and as such was required to register as a sex offender with the State of Florida.  The Tallahassee Police Department requested the assistance of the task force after it was determined that Girtman had fled the Leon County area.  After weeks of investigation, Task Force Officers determined that Girtman was currently inside an apartment complex located on Dena Way in Winter Haven, Florida.  Task Force members along with Polk County Deputy Sheriff’s made entry on the apartment and arrested Girtman without incident. 

Task Force members also arrested the female occupant of the apartment, Dollmeisha Sanders, on charges of Possession with intent to traffic Hydrocodone.  Girtman is currently being held in the Polk County Jail awaiting extradition back to Tallahassee, Florida and faces further charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Polk County, Florida.

For more information about the U.S. Marshals Service, visit http://www.usmarshals.gov.