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For Immediate Release

October 30, 2009 Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force - Pensacola
Dominic Guadagnoli, Public Affairs Officer (850) 554-6602
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Suspect Wanted in a Double Homicide, Attempted Homicide from 14 Years ago in
Alabama Arrested by Florida Marshals Task Force

Navarre, FL - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended an Alabama man who is wanted for two murders and an attempted murder that took place over a decade ago in Alabama. A warrant that was issued earlier this month in Coosa County, Al states that Charles Richard Tooley had badly beaten several people and then left them in a building that he set on fire. The warrant was recently granted after new information had been developed by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation that originated from a cold case which occurred in 1995. Yesterday, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Montgomery contacted the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and requested their help. Information was provided by the Marshals Alabama task force that Tooley may be living in the Pensacola area. It was discovered that Tooley had been living in Navarre for the last couple of years. Early this morning the Pensacola task force Marshals and task force members from Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office began surveillance at an address on the 8000 Block of Branch Avenue in Navarre, where they later arrested him without incident while he was working on a truck. He was booked in at the Santa Rosa County where he will wait until his extradition back to Alabama.

“He definitely had a surprise look on his face,” said Task Force Coordinator Dominic Guadagnoli. “It seemed as though he thought it was some kind of prank and didn’t take us seriously at first.” “I think it sank in after a few moments of sitting in the back of a cruiser,” said Guadagnoli.

Earlier in the week on Monday the Florida Regional Task Force arrested 21 year old Anthony Rodgers of Gulf Breeze, Fl on charges of Sexual Battery. Rodgers, was arrested by the Task Force at his home on the 200 Block of Shoreline Drive without incident. Rodgers was wanted by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office on a recent warrant that alleged he sexually assaulted a young woman while visiting with friends in Gainesville, Fl in September. Rodgers was booked in at the Santa Rosa County Jail but was released on a $100,000 bond to appear in court next month in Alachua County.

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