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For Immediate Release

January 18, 2012 Dominic Guadagnoli
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Apprehends Sexual Predator

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a convicted sexual predator who has been dodging law enforcement for months. Timothy Lee Rentas, 31, was captured around 1:30 p.m. by the Task Force with the assistance of Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Sexual Offender Unit and Warrants Division. Rentas was arrested without incident at the intersection of Highway 98 and Chaseville Street. Task Force members were surveilling a house on the 300 Block of Frisco Drive when Rentas left the home on foot and walked out to Highway 98 when he was arrested. In 1997 Rentas was convicted of Sexual Battery on a child under 12 years old. According to police reports Rentas was babysitting a toddler when he performed the acts. Although Rentas was seventeen at the time he was treated as an adult. Rentas is wanted for Failing to Register as a Sexual Predator in Escambia County. Rentas was brought to the Escambia County Jail and booked. Rentas has no bond on the warrant pending his first appearance.

In Fiscal Year 2011, US Marshal led task force apprehended 12,144 sex offenders alone. All in all, the Marshals task force and their partners arrested more than 86,000 state and local fugitives.

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