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For Immediate Release

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November 05, 2010 Supervisory Inspector Marty R. West (850) 942-8395
U.S. Marshals Arrest Florida Murder Suspect
Thomasville, GA - The United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announced the arrest today of Monday Lee Demarsh, 36, of Monticello, Florida for the offense of Homicide. Demarsh was currently being sought by the Lakeland Police Department outside of Tampa, Florida after law enforcement officers developed probable cause that Demarsh was responsible for the death of his live-in girlfriend. U.S. Marshals in Tampa, Florida contacted the Task Force early this morning after learning that Demarsh had fled Polk County, Florida and returned to family members living in the Monticello, Florida area. Task Force members learned that Demarsh was enroute from Monticello to Thomasville, Georgia to pickup a family member from a local business located at 2125 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Thomasville, GA. An urgent request for assistance was requested from the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office and the Thomasville Police Department to assist US Marshals in locating and arresting Demarsh. U.S. Marshal Task Force Officers along with Thomas County deputies, Thomasville police officers and Thomasville PD K9 units established surveillance on the business and at 2:00pm observed Demarsh arriving in a 2006 Blue Subaru Truck to pickup his brother Nathan Page. Demarsh was quickly surronded by over 15 law enforcement officers and arrested without incident. Demarsh’s brother, Nathan Page, was also arrested on active warrants from Brooks County, Georgia and a small quantity of marijuana was seized from the vehicle. Demarsh is currently being held in the Thomas County Jail awaiting extradition back to Polk County, Florida.

The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force is comprised of officers and deputies from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Leon County State Attorney’s Office, and the Perry Police Department. These officers and deputies are sworn in as Special Deputy US Marshals and have the authority to pursue violent wanted felons from their jurisdictions anywhere within the United States or her territories.

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