Escapee captured in Pensacola after 2 years

The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured an Alabama escapee Thursday afternoon, when they pulled him over on the Bob Sikes Toll Bridge just before entering Pensacola Beach.

The wanted man, Derrick Poore, 28, was driving the vehicle, which had several passengers, according to police.

When marshals pulled him over, Poore tried to escape by driving in reverse, but failed. Poore was 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 heading toward the beach.

Poore is wanted out of Calhoun County, Alabama, on a first-degree escape warrant dating back to September 2013. According to police, Poore was put on community control for multiple burglaries he reportedly committed. Police said he 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 U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) in Baton Rouge, La. The case initiated with the GCRFTF in Birmingham, Ala., which 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.

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