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For Immediate Release

July 31, 2012 Dominic Guadagnoli
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Fugitive Wanted in Drive-by Shooting and Multiple Warrants Arrested on Navy Base in Pensacola; Charged with Cocaine and Crack

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announces the arrest of a Pensacola man who is a suspect in a drive-by shooting that took place in Pensacola several months ago. Yesterday afternoon while conducting surveillance of the residence of his girlfriend’s apartment on Tiger Lily Place, Task Force Officers from the Marshals and Escambia County followed Michael Allan McCants and Ikanime Ptomy as they drove toward Naval Air Station (NAS Pensacola) where Ptomy is employed as a civilian. The Task Force immediately notified NAS Security Forces who quickly found the couple and stopped them. The passenger was identified as McCants and was arrested about 2 p.m. without incident. Both he and Ptomy were brought to the base Police Station and then McCants was brought to the Escambia County Jail, booked and held without bond. McCants, 24, is wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon without Intent to Kill, Use or Display of a Deadly Weapon during a Felony, Firing or Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle, Firing a Missile into a Dwelling, Vehicle, building or Aircraft and possession of a Firearm or Concealed Weapon by a Convicted Felon. The shooting in which McCants is allegedly the shooter happened on the 300 Block of Ensley Street in late May. McCants also had a Failure to Appear warrant on an earlier, separate charge of Possession of a Weapon or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon and Marijuana Possession not more than 20 grams.

While searching Ptomy’s car Task Force Officers found a purse that appeared to contain approximately 13 grams of powder cocaine, 6 grams of crack cocaine and a scale. Ptomy was detained for questioning and will possibly face federal charges including her involvement in bringing the fugitive on base. An initial investigation conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) concluded that the narcotics and paraphernalia belonged to McCants.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive, simply text “TIP411” or “847411” and enter the key word “USMFL”.

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