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For Immediate Release

March 28, 2012 Dominic Guadagnoli, Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Mississippi Armed Robber Suspect Shot During Home Invasion Apprehended by U.S. Marshals While Getting his Haircut

Pensacola, FL – A fugitive wanted by law enforcement in Mississippi was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola this afternoon while seated in a barber’s chair getting a haircut. The Task Force started working this case over a week ago when they received information from Oxford City Police Department in Mississippi that Richard OKelley was believed to be in the Pensacola area. At about 3 p.m. today the Task Force and along with Escambia Patrol and their TAC Unit caught up with OKelley at a barber shop in the New Warrington area. OKelley, 28, was wanted by the Oxford Police for Armed Robbery of a Residence with a Gun and Aggravated Assault.

The warrant for his arrest was issued in Oxford on March 6 of this year. Reports from Oxford indicated that OKelley along with another person did a home invasion and shot the homeowner. A struggle then ensued with the homeowner and the other robber when his gun went off and shot OKelley. When the Task Force found OKelley one of his calves had what appeared to be a bullet wound.

OKelley was transported to the Escambia County Jail where he will be arraigned before an Escambia County judge on Thursday before ever being extradited back to Mississippi.

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