For Immediate Release
|July 31, 2012||
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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