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For Immediate Release

May 20, 2009 Northern District of Florida
Assistant Chief Deputy Frank Chiumento (850) 942-8395;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Crime Stopper’s Tip Nabs Wanted Man
Tallahassee, FL – The U.S. Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, along with patrol and K-9 units from the Tallahassee Police Department, responded to an urgent Crime Stoppers tip early this morning which resulted in the arrest of one of Tallahassee’s most wanted men. Ion Cloud, nineteen years of age, had been the target of a multi-agency manhunt since the Leon County Sheriff’s Office identified Cloud as a subject of interest in the Circle K / McDonalds shooting that occurred at 811 Lake Bradford Road in the early morning hours of March 29, 2009. Task Force members and Tallahassee Police Department patrol units responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Alabama Street in Tallahassee where Cloud was found asleep in a bed with a female. He was immediately arrested without incident. The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force had been looking for Cloud since April 8 on outstanding warrants for the offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (3 counts) from a separate incident involving Cloud which occurred in December 2008.

Cloud’s arrest came mere hours after the new release of a collaborative effort between the Tallahassee Democrat and the U.S. Marshals in which violent wanted felons are profiled in a special section of the online version of the Tallahassee Democrat. Cloud was one of the fugitives featured this morning on this website. The website provides photographs and information on some of the most violent offenders being sought by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force which have been submitted by the participating local law enforcement agencies. The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force is spearheaded by the U.S. Marshals and is comprised of the Tallahassee Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Attorney’s Office.