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For Immediate Release

January 12, 2011 Dominic Guadagnoli, Public Affairs Officer
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Capture Massachusetts Man Wanted as Suspect in Sexual Batteries

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended a fugitive from Massachusetts who reportedly sexually assaulted and battered two girls, one over the age of 14 and the other girl under 14 years old. Matthew Robert Brennan, 24, originally from Chicopee, MA was nabbed by the Task Force early this afternoon. According to law enforcement in MA Brennan is wanted by the Chicopee Police for Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14 Years of Age. Brennan also has outstanding warrants from Andover, MA for Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person 14 or Over, Assault to Rape, Open and Gross Lewdness, Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery. The U.S. Marshals in Springfield MA working with the New England HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force contacted the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola on Monday and asked for their help. Around 1:30 p.m. today U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from Escambia County Sheriff’s Office captured Brennan after they observed him as a passenger in a car leaving a residence on Coweta Road in Cantonment, FL. The Task Force immediately stopped the car and arrested Brennan without any resistance. Brennan was booked into the Escambia County Jail as a Fugitive from Justice and will wait there until authorities from Massachusetts pick him up.

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