For Immediate Release
|April 13, 2012||
Marty R. West, Supervisory Inspector
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 942-8395;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
|U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Broward County Attempted Murder Suspect at Tallahassee Apartment Complex|
Tallahassee, FL – The US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF)
today announced the arrest of 33 year old Ronell Octavius Gillins of Miramar,
Florida at an apartment complex located at 2616 Mission Road in Tallahassee, FL.
Gillins was currently being sought by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in
Miramar, FL on charges of Attempted 1s Degree Murder. According to Broward
County Detectives, Gillins was involved in a physical altercation with his
pregnant fiancé, Tameka Francis, on 03/31/2012 in Miramar, FL in which Gillins
is alleged to have choked and then slammed the victims head against a vehicle.
Later that same day the victim of the domestic dispute was walking with her
brother, Glenroy Dunn, when both were confronted by Gillins. According to
information provided by investigators, Gillins fired one shot from a handgun
striking Glenroy Dunn in his abdomen and then turned the gun towards his fiancé.
As the two victims attempted to retreat to their residence, Gillins was observed
running from the area and then fleeing in an unknown vehicle. Early this morning
FRFTF Task Force members received information from the US Marshals task force in
Ft. Lauderdale that Gillins had possibly fled South Florida and was staying with
a family member in Tallahassee. FRFTF members discovered that Gillins had a
nephew currently residing at the Stratford Landings Apartment Complex and
established surveillance on the apartment early this morning. At approximately
8:30AM FRFTF members along with marked Leon County Sheriff’s Office deputies
surrounded the residence and called Gillins out of the apartment where he was
arrested without incident. Gillins was then transported to the Leon County Jail
and booked in on his outstanding Broward County charge.
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