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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
Marshals Task Force Apprehends Fugitive Wanted on Several Warrants; Also Suspect in Assault

Shalimar, FL - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended a violent fugitive after they had to use a taser in order to subdue him. Emanuel Pride who is wanted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for Resisting Arrest, Failure to Appear, Drug Possession and charges revoking his bond was found hiding behind a clothes dresser by Task Force Officers in an apartment on the 100 Block of 8th Avenue in Shalimar. Pride was ordered to come out and show his hands and would not comply with those commands. A task force officer then deployed his taser and Pride surrendered. Pride, 40, who has a lengthy criminal history including serving 15 years in prison for 2nd Degree Murder and Discharging a Machine Gun was also wanted by Crestview Police Department on a Battery warrant.

Task Force Officers from Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton County Sheriff’s Office along with task force members from Defuniak and Ft. Walton Beach Police Departments had found Pride around 11 o’clock last night after spending most of the evening searching for Pride all over Okaloosa County. Pride is also a suspect on an assault charge from Ft. Walton Beach Police Department alleging that he threatened to shoot and kill someone earlier in the week. Pride was taken to Okaloosa County Jail where he was booked in and faces additional charges of Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer without Violence.

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