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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 23, 2010 Dominic Guadagnoli, Public Affairs Officer
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Wrap up Busy Week by Capturing Convicted Alabama Sex Offender in Pensacola; Gun and Drugs Also Seized
Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a man late this afternoon wanted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Birmingham, AL who had been hiding in Pensacola for several months. Markies Terrell Cleveland, 23, who is wanted on a charge of Sex Offender Failure to Notify of Change of Residence, was arrested during a felony car stop at the intersection of Luke Street and Hollywood Boulevard. Deputy Marshals from the task force and Escambia County investigators assigned to the task force were conducting surveillance of a house on the 5500 Block of Jackson Street when they identified Cleveland driving an SUV away from the house. They followed the truck and requested assistance from ECSO Patrol before stopping the vehicle at about 2:45 p.m. and took him into custody without incident. Other passengers in the truck were detained and released. Cleveland was searched incident to arrest and drugs were found in his possession. During a search of the vehicle a loaded .357 revolver was found hidden under the console and additional drugs were found including marijuana, crack cocaine and a scale. Cleveland was then charged with Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Cocaine Possession, Marijuana Possession with Intent to Sell, Manufacture or Deliver, all felonies and Possession of Drug Equipment and Driving While License Suspended both misdemeanors. He is being held in the Escambia County Jail on those charges with a $10,500 bond as well as a fugitive from justice on the Alabama warrant.

Other wanted fugitives also arrested by the FRFTF this week included:
  • Ira Alexander Randall, 32 of Walton County, a suspect in a Walton County homicide, arrested on Holmes County warrant, Dealing in Stolen Property/Firearm.
  • Eric Vickers, 25 of Escambia County, arrested in Brewton, AL by FRFTF and GCRFTF on ECSO warrants, Aggravated Assault w/Knife, Battery, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Stalking and Kidnapping.
  • Dewight Devaughn, 36 of Escambia County, arrested by USMS in Atlanta, GA, ECSO warrant for Aggravated Battery.
  • Walter Edward Petty, 30 of Escambia County arrested on ECSO warrant Sexual Battery.
  • Christopher Garrett, 21 of Okaloosa County arrested on WCSO warrants, VOP and Larceny.
  • Delbert Nichols, 54 of Okaloosa County arrested on OCSO warrant, Child Neglect.
  • Charles Cuchens, 21 of Okaloosa County arrested on OCSO warrant, Bail Jumping on drug charges.
  • Charles Coleman, 50 of Okaloosa County arrested on OCSO warrant, VOP/Fraud.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.