Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured an Alabama escapee today, after he was stopped by the Marshals in a vehicle approaching a toll bridge at the entrance to Pensacola Beach. The wanted man, Derrick Poore, 28, was the driver of the vehicle with several other people in it. After being stopped, Poore tried to drive in reverse to escape but failed. The Task Force was able to contain the car from moving any further and Poore was then taken into custody without out any additional resistance or incident. The Task Force was conducting surveillance at a local restaurant when Poore and the others were spotted getting into a car and headed out toward the beach. The Marshals were able to apprehend him safely as they approached the Bob Sikes Toll Bridge before making it onto the beach. Poore is wanted out of Calhoun County Alabama on a First Degree Escape warrant dating back to September 2013. Poore was put on community control for multiple burglaries he reportedly carried out then cut off a monitoring bracelet and has been on the run eluding law enforcement since.
The Marshals Pensacola Task Force began searching for Poore early this morning when they were contacted by the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) in Baton Rouge, LA. The case initiated with the GCRFTF in Birmingham, AL who requested assistance from the Task Force in Baton Rouge when they learned Poore had ties to that area. The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola is comprised of officers from, Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties, as well as Deputy Marshals from the Northern District of Florida Pensacola Office. Poore is being held at the Escambia County Jail without bond pending his extradition back to Alabama.