The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Santa Rosa County man wanted in connection with a murder that took place over five years ago in Arizona.
According to a U.S. Marshals press release, Jack Bates Rider III is the alleged sole suspect of killing an Arizona woman in Yavapai County just outside of Phoenix. According to the criminal complaint and warrant filed in Yavapai, the 32 year old Rider, originally from Arizona, is said to have killed Krystal Wilson in act of what the complaint states was premeditated on July 19, 2007.
Information was that he allegedly strangled her either during or after the course of a personal relationship. Rider was arrested by Marshals and Escambia County Investigators assigned to their task force at about 9 p.m. last night, as he left an academy class at the George Stone Technical Center located at 2400 Longleaf Drive. Rider had recently enrolled as a student to be a Corrections Officer. Detectives from Yavapai County were also present when he was taken into custody.
“There was no way for the officials at George Stone to know he was a wanted man,” said Task Force spokesman Inspector Dominic Guadagnoli. “For case sensitive reasons Rider was not listed as a fugitive in NCIC (National Crime Information Center); so if the school checked it would not show him being a wanted man”
Rider was arrested without incident and brought to the Escambia County Jail and booked in on that warrant and as a fugitive from justice. The murder charge has a $500,000 bond.