For Immediate Release
|August 27, 2013||
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
|Barricaded Fugitive Arrested by Marshals Task Force; Four Other Felons Also Captured|
Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force
was able to convince a wanted fugitive out of an attic late today after a brief
standoff. The Task Force was conducting surveillance in search of Charles
Randall Butler, Jr. when they spotted him walking around an apartment complex on
the 1900 block of Langley Avenue. Butler then bolted from them and into an
apartment. After about an hour, a Deputy Marshal persuaded the 25 year-old
Butler to come out peacefully without any further resistance. Butler is wanted
by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for felon in possession of a gun, possession
of marijuana with intent to distribute, 2 counts of probation violation and
failure to appear on a resisting charge. The Task Force also encountered another
man, Jamie Joyce, 22, while trying to arrest Butler who also tried to flee.
After Joyce saw the officers he reportedly threw a .40 caliber handgun to the
ground and a pill bottle filled with a substance that tested positive for
crack-cocaine before fleeing. Joyce is being charged with felon in possession of
a gun, possession of crack-cocaine and marijuana.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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