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PRESS RELEASE: US Marshals Task Force makes several arrests in local area
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Milton man early this morning, who was wanted in Michigan on a 1999 warrant that was issued 11 years after the alleged crime took place.
U.S. Marshals in Michigan were able to determine that James Curtis White, who is wanted by the Michigan State Police for Criminal Sexual Conduct on a Victim less than 13 years of age, was most likely living in Santa Rosa County.
The Marshals Task Force in Pensacola confirmed that White, who just turned 54 this weekend, was living in a home on the 3200 Block of Electra Drive in the Avalon Beach area of Milton.
U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from Santa Rosa and Walton County arrested White without incident at his home 6:15 this morning.
Although the alleged misconduct took place over a period believed to be 5 months or so sometime in 1988 in Lansing, MI, the warrant wasnt issued until 1999.
In addition, extradition was limited and only recently was it changed broadening the scope to include Florida. White will remain in custody in Santa Rosa until his extradition to Michigan.
Shortly after in Pensacola, the Marshals and Task Force members from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton County Sheriffs Offices arrested 27 year old Reginald Tyrone Carter after he was found hiding in a closet under a pile of clothes in an apartment inside a complex located at the 800 block of Fletcher Drive. Carter was then taken into custody without further problems.
Carter was wanted by Escambia County for violating his probation which he was serving for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute.
Then, just before 9 a.m. the Task Force struck again arresting Mitchell Xavier Wills after they had to brake his door down when he would not let them in.
When the Task Entered the apartment, Wills was holding a baby in his arms at which time he was ordered to give the child over to officers then was handcuffed and arrested.
A small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana was found in the apartment by officers but at this time Wills has not been charged with it.
Wills, 24, had a federal warrant for violating his probation. Finally at 1 p.m. today,
The Task Force finished their day when they captured Christopher Diego Baldwin in a house on the 1200 Block of Capital Boulevard in the Wedgewood Section of Pensacola.
Baldwin, 22, has been eluding authorities since January and was recently added to the Task Forces top wanted Escambia County fugitives. Baldwin has warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Handgun and Improper Exhibition of a Firearm.
Baldwin was found hiding in the backroom of the duplex he was reportedly living in.
All three men were booked into the Escambia County Jail.