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For Immediate Release

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February 21, 2013 Dominic Guadagnoli
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Fugitive Sought Earlier in Week, Now also Wanted in Homicide

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force along with Escambia County Deputies and Pensacola Police nabbed Deavis Nathaniel Saulsberry at a house late this afternoon located on the corners of Lloyd and N. “S” Streets. The Marshals had asked for assistance from the public just two days ago to help find the fugitive. Nevertheless, it was relentless investigating that helped them catch up with Saulsberry today.

“We did receive a few tips but nothing really credible,” said Inspector Dominic Guadagnoli, spokesperson for the Task Force in Pensacola. “We have some truly tenacious investigators who just don’t give up that easy,” said Guadagnoli.

The 24 year-old felon was wanted by Escambia County for Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery using a Deadly Weapon and Robbery with Firearm. However, investigators with the Pensacola Police Department notified the Task Force earlier today that they now had warrants charging Saulsberry with Homicide, Kidnapping of an Adult, Kidnapping of a Child, Armed Burglary, Grand Theft Auto, and Tampering with Evidence. Saulsberry was arrested without incident at about 5 pm inside an unattached garage on the property. The Task Force also had assistance from Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Escambia County Tac Unit, Patrol, a K9 Officer and local officers assigned to the Escambia County and ATF Gun Task Force. He was transported to Escambia Jail and booked. Saulsberry has two separate cash bonds; one for $800,000 from Escambia County and for the city charges a total of $420,000. However, the homicide charge carries no bond.

Also arrested was 27 year-old Christopher Sidener who was with Saulsberry in the garage. Sidener was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute. Sidener was also brought to the County Jail where he will wait to go before a judge.

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

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