For Immediate Release
|April 04, 2012||
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
|Fugitive who fled During Murder Trial Captured with Stolen Gun and Drugs by U.S. Marshals|
Loxley, AL – A Pensacola man who never returned from a break during the
jury deliberations of which he was on trial for murder, was apprehended last
night by the combined effort of U.S. Marshals from Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL.
Task Force members from the Gulf Coast and Florida Regional Fugitive Task Forces
arrested Ortavious Devon Wilson at the Loxley Motel at about 7 p.m. last night.
The 33 year old Wilson was arrested outside of a room he rented without
incident. However, a search of the room revealed a 9mm handgun that was
reportedly stolen from Escambia County, FL last year, as well as substances that
appeared to be crack cocaine and marijuana and drug paraphernalia indicative of
dealing and selling drugs. U.S. Marshals from Pensacola and Mobile as well as
Task Force Officers from the Florida State Attorney’s Office, Baldwin County
Sheriff’s Office, Monroeville Police Department and the Alabama Department of
Corrections also assisted. At the time of his arrest, Wilson had the gun’s
magazine in his pocket and which was loaded with three bullets in it. Wilson is
not currently facing any local charges in Alabama but stands to face charges
from the United States Attorney’s Office in Mobile as well as The Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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