Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force discovered a small cache of guns, a bulletproof vest and rounds and rounds of ammunition earlier this afternoon, when they captured a fugitive wanted since November of last year. Aggravated assault suspect Jeremy Jerel Fountain was arrested without incident inside a home on Escalona Avenue in Pensacola. Task Force Officers from the Marshals, Escambia County and FDLE were conducting surveillance at the home of what is believed to be of a relative, when around 3 p.m., Fountain emerged from the house. When Task Force members placed 24 year-old Fountain under arrest, they found numerous guns, multiple rounds of ammunition scattered all over a the bedroom he was in and a bulletproof vest. The bedroom appeared to be that of one of several young children living in the house.
“Although it appeared that none of the guns were loaded, all but one was within child’s reach as well as the ammo,” said Inspector Dominic Guadagnoli of the FRFTF.
Inquiries done at the scene revealed that at least one of the handguns appeared to be stolen in Escambia County. Another handgun, a revolver, had the serial number removed. One handgun was found in another room. Altogether, four handguns and a shotgun were recovered which were a .32 caliber semi-automatic, .25 caliber semi-automatic, .40 caliber semi-automatic, .38 caliber revolver and a 12 gauge pistol grip pump shotgun. Numerous boxes as well as dozens of loose rounds were found for all the guns. Bullets for a .45 caliber weapon were also found however no gun was found. The Marshals requested assistance from the ATF who responded immediately. Escambia County Crime Scene Unit was also called to assist. Officers also found suspected marijuana which appeared to be packaged for sale and drug paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking.
Fountain also had an outstanding Child Neglect warrant for no child support. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with no bond.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of any fugitive, text “TIP411” or “847411” and enter the key word “USMFL”. You can also visit the FRFTF’s Web site, or go to the US Marshals Web site: www.usmarshals.gov, click on “Apprehending Fugitives”, and then “Fugitive Task Forces” where a link can be found for the FRFTF’s web page.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.