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For Immediate Release

Contact:
August 27, 2012 Dominic Guadagnoli
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Pennsylvania Fugitive

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pennsylvania man wanted for a parole violation on a 6 year prison sentence he served for aggravated assault with a handgun. Devaughn Anthony Coad, 34, was captured at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon by task force officers from the Marshals, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Coad was arrested at a tire repair shop near the intersection of Pipeline Road and Michigan Avenue in Pensacola. Task Force members were doing surveillance on a house on the 1000 Block of Rainbow Avenue when Coad left the home on a motorcycle. The Task Force followed Coad for several miles before he pulled into the repair shop. The Marshals Task Force was able to subdue him without incident. Coad was brought to the Escambia County Jail and will await extradition back to Pennsylvania.

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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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