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For Immediate Release

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April 01, 2011 Dominic Guadagnoli
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force Catching Up with Wanted Sex Offenders

Pensacola, FL – In the last three months the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force Task Force has located and arrested about a half dozen Escambia County Sex Offenders locally and in numerous other states. Recently, the Escambia County Sheriff's Department requested assistance from the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating wanted absconded sex offenders from the Pensacola area. These offenders had not registered and had been on the run for several years. In late December 2010, the Marshals Task Force located Alfred Abbott working at the Hardees Restaurant on Fairfield Drive in Pensacola. Abbott also pled guilty to a federal charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender under the 2006 Adam Walsh Act which allows the federal government to prosecute those who leave one state and fail to register in another.  More recently in 2011, five others have been arrested on Escambia Warrants for Failure to Register and have the federal charges pending against them as well. Those arrested were Robert Harrell, arrested in TX on a 2007 warrant; Billy Ray Square, arrested in New York City; Charles Kain arrested in MO; Charlie Christian, arrested in AZ and Dennis Burkhart arrested in Mobile, AL.

On Friday the Marshals Pensacola Task Force arrested a man who has been a fugitive from Escambia County for seven years. In February of 2004 a warrant was issued for Kyriss Chamun Brown after he absconded from probation on an original charge of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a child under the age of 12. In late October of 2007, an additional warrant was obtained for the 25 year old Brown after it was discovered that he had not registered as a Sex Offender. Initial investigations by the Task Force determined that Brown may be living back at an address back in Pensacola. Task Force Officers believed that Brown may have been living at a house on the 6200 Block of Ridge Gate Circle in Pensacola. The Task Force conducted surveillance on several occasions since early March and it finally paid off Friday when they saw a man they thought was Brown leaving the home and get into a white car. After a briefly following the car Brown was identified as the driver and members of the FRFTF performed a felony traffic stop. BROWN was taken into custody without incident near Langley and Underwood Roads. An unknown quantity of what was believed to be marijuana was found in his possession but he was not charged at the time. Brown was booked into the Escambia County Jail without bond.

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

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