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For Immediate Release

March 28, 2012 Dominic Guadagnoli, Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Escapee from Louisiana Captured By Task Force at Pensacola Beach

Pensacola, FL – A man who escaped from authorities in Louisiana yesterday morning was caught by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola and Escambia Patrol deputies in the parking lot of Casino Beach around 11 o’clock last night. Shawn Jolivette had walked away from a jail road crew work detail at about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Task Force Officers from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Offices and agents from FDLE converged on Jolivette when he stepped outside of a business and was walked out into the parking lot. The 33 year old Jolivette was arrested without incident; however a stolen vehicle from Lafayette, LA was recovered from the parking lot that had a loaded 9mm handgun under the front seat. At the time of his arrest, Jolivette was only charged with the car theft and not the gun. Escambia Crime Scene Unit on scene seized the weapon for further processing. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were also notified and are looking into pursuing charges against Jolivette for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

At the time of his escape, Jolivette was incarcerated at the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail in in Louisiana on several state charges of Parole Violation. There were also federal detainers lodged against Jolivette on federal firearms charges of which he had already been sentenced to 63 months in jail. It is unsure how Jolivette was assigned to a work detail while there was were federal detainers lodged on him. Jolivette will remain in Escambia County Jail in Florida to face the local charges before being sent back to Louisiana.

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