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Fugitive Nabbed in Tallahassee


July 17, 2014
By Julie Montanaro

A man wanted for holding up a pawn shop and stealing more than 20 guns is captured in Tallahassee ... more than 800 miles from the scene of the crime.

20 year old Tavarise Pryor was one of three men accused of robbing a Pawn shop in Missouri - tying up the owner - and taking off with guns, jewelry and more than a thousand dollars in cash, a U.S. Marshal's Service spokesman said.

U.S. Marshals say Pryor has been hiding out in Tallahassee for more than a week. They caught up with him at the University Gardens apartments on Putnam Drive Tuesday.

Pryor was wanted on 46 different charges with a one million dollar bond in Missouri.

It's not clear yet what happened to all the guns.

"We have one firearm recovered but we're following up on the additional 20," U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force spokesman Marty West said. "Right now we don't believe them to be in the Tallahassee area but we are pursuing that portion of the investigation."

Pryor has now been charged with an armed robbery in Tallahassee too. Arrest paper say officers spotted Pryor and three other men coming out of the woods carrying a flat screen tv and a computer right before his arrest.

Major Douglas Cooley with the St. Robert Police Department in Missouri says Pryor was one of three men who held up the Spur Pawn shop in June. Two of the men were arrested there soon afterward, he said, but Pryor took off. "I'm glad he was caught," Cooley said.


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