For Immediate Release
|January 18, 2012||
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Apprehends Sexual Predator|
Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida
Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a convicted sexual predator who has been
dodging law enforcement for months. Timothy Lee Rentas, 31, was captured around
1:30 p.m. by the Task Force with the assistance of Escambia County Sheriff’s
Deputies from the Sexual Offender Unit and Warrants Division. Rentas was
arrested without incident at the intersection of Highway 98 and Chaseville
Street. Task Force members were surveilling a house on the 300 Block of Frisco
Drive when Rentas left the home on foot and walked out to Highway 98 when he was
arrested. In 1997 Rentas was convicted of Sexual Battery on a child under 12
years old. According to police reports Rentas was babysitting a toddler when he
performed the acts. Although Rentas was seventeen at the time he was treated as
an adult. Rentas is wanted for Failing to Register as a Sexual Predator in
Escambia County. Rentas was brought to the Escambia County Jail and booked.
Rentas has no bond on the warrant pending his first appearance.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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