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For Immediate Release

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July 29, 2013 Dominic Guadagnoli
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals on the Move; Arrest 8 Felons in Adjoining Counties

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force has been busy the past several days, arresting local and out-of-state fugitives from north Okaloosa County to south Escambia County and some places in between. Charges ranged from armed robbery, sex crimes, sex offenders and even voyeurism. Today around 4 o’clock Marshals and task force members arrested Andrew William Stroup as he rode into Pensacola on his motorcycle from Montgomery, Al. Stroup, 37, was captured without incident at a house on Atwood Drive. Stroup faces charges in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. for armed burglary to a structure and video voyeurism.

The Task Force began their hunt early last week when they arrested the first fugitive, Lloyd Russell Allen in a house on Chicago Avenue in Fort Walton Beach on Tuesday. Allen, 64, is a suspect in at least two cases of lewd and lascivious exhibition involving minors that reportedly took place in Navarre, Fla. Wednesday, Marshals and Task Force Officers caught up with 21 year-old Shelby Marie Daughtry a listed sex offender who is wanted out of Texas for strong armed robbery at a house in the Garcon Point area of Santa Rosa County. Authorities in Brazoria County, Texas informed task force investigators she may be in Santa Rosa with her believed accomplice, Patrick Ynfante. The Task Force however did not find Ynfante. Two other men, Randy Wayne Nicholas and Michael Wayne Simmons were arrested in conjunction with Daughtry. Nicholas, 24 and Simmons, 19, were charged with harboring or concealing a sexual offender after officers found her hiding in a house across the street.

On Thursday afternoon, members of Marshals and the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force captured Ramon Latimore wanted out of Baton Rouge, La. for armed robbery after a brief foot pursuit.

Investigators were initially told that Latimore, 21, was in Ft. Walton Beach but quickly figured out he was at a house at the opposite end of the county on Phil Tyner Road in Crestview, Fla. Law enforcement then conducted surveillance before converging on the house. Latimore saw the officers and took off into the woods. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office K9 also aided in the capture. Late Friday afternoon, the Marshals Task Force nabbed 30 year-old Charles Dustin Cooper outside of a restaurant on Barracks Street in downtown Pensacola. Cooper is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender wanted in Baldwin County, Al. All out of state fugitives were remanded in the perspective county jails as fugitives from justice.

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

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