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For Immediate Release

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March 19, 2013 Bryon Carroll, Deputy U.S. Marshal (352) 672-8065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Two Fugitives in Southwest Ocala

Ocala, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured fugitives Rico Savage and Lakisha Savage Monday evening in southwest Ocala. Rico was wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding violation of probation warrant. Per his arrest warrant, Rico was on probation for possession of cocaine, carjacking, burglary of a dwelling, aggravated battery upon a pregnant woman, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony fleeing or attempting to elude police, and aggravated assault with a firearm. Lakisha was wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding arrest warrant for obstruction of justice and resisting an officer without violence. Task Force members from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office submitted the warrants to the Task Force in February 2013.

Late yesterday, Task Force members – including investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office - developed information that the Savages were possibly near Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in southwest Ocala. Task Force members located Lakisha inside the business located at 717 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and placed her under arrest. Task Force members spotted Rico in a parked vehicle outside this business. When approached by Task Force members, Rico fled in his vehicle and later fled on foot. Officers from the Ocala Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office maintained a perimeter while Task Force members and a K-9 unit located Rico inside a residence near SW 6th Street and SW 10th Avenue. Rico was placed under arrest on his outstanding warrant. Rico was also arrested on multiple new charges including felony fleeing or attempting to elude police, resisting arrest without violence, and burglary of an occupied dwelling. The Savages were booked into the Marion County Jail.

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.

Have a tip? Know the whereabouts of a violent fugitive? Anonymously send your tip to the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force by texting the word “USMFL” and your tip to TIP411 or 847411. Rewards can be anywhere from $250 up to $10,000. NOTE: The tipster should type the word “USMFL” as the first word in the text message.

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

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