For Immediate Release
|January 11, 2013||Bryon Carroll (352) 672-8065|
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Firearms/Narcotics Fugitive who had Been on the Run for a Year|
Gainesville, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) captured fugitive Bryan Greenlee, 36, this afternoon in a Gainesville neighborhood near Newberry Road. Greenlee was wanted by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office on four separate counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Per the arrest warrant, Greenlee had been in possession of a Ruger Mini-14 rifle, a Glock 21 .45 handgun, a .22 pistol, and a .22 rifle. Greenlee was also wanted by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office for possession/sale/delivery of a firearm with the serial number removed, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and possession of cannabis. Greenlee’s warrant was issued in January 2012.
FRFTF members from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office submitted Greenlee’s case to the Task Force. During the subsequent fugitive investigation, FRFTF members obtained information that showed Greenlee was still in the area, moving between Levy and Alachua Counties while on the run. FRFTF members developed information that Greenlee took steps to avoid capture including limiting contact with known associates and frequently spending the night at different locations.
On Monday, while working the case in Levy County, FRFTF members learned that Greenlee has a former girlfriend with whom Greenlee has an older child. FRFTF members also learned that Greenlee, in recent months, has frequently stayed with this ex-girlfriend and their child at the ex-girlfriend’s house located at 1526 NW 54th Drive in Gainesville. Based on this information, FRFTF members initiated surveillance at this Gainesville residence earlier this week. Today at approximately 2:00pm, FRFTF members saw Greenlee at the house. A short time later, FRFTF members and a Gainesville Police K-9 unit surrounded the house and ordered Greenlee to exit. After a few minutes, Greenlee exited and was placed under arrest without further incident. Greenlee was booked into the Alachua County Jail.
“It’s always great to get a fugitive with such serious gun charges into custody, especially one that has been on the run for a while and hiding in a residential neighborhood,” said Deputy U.S. Marshal Bryon Carroll. “Due to the combined efforts of our member agencies, both Levy and Alachua Counties are safer tonight.”
“This arrest is a perfect example of the outstanding work done by the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force,” said Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum. “The Levy County Sheriff’s Office will continue to have a great relationship with the U.S. Marshals Service.”
U.S. Marshal Edward “Ed” Spooner of the Northern District of Florida and U.S. Marshal William “Bill” Berger of the Middle District of Florida actively support the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, its member agencies, and its mission to capture violent fugitives.
For additional information, please contact Deputy U.S. Marshal Bryon Carroll at (352) 672-8065.
The Gainesville Division of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force is sponsored by the U.S. Marshals Service and comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the Levy County Sheriff's Office, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Gainesville Police Department, and the Chiefland Police Department. The Task Force adopts fugitive investigations from state and local law enforcement agencies when the fugitive is known to be violent.
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Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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