This morning (Dec. 17), at approximately 6:00AM, members of the Tallahassee Police Department responded to 1402 West Tennessee Street (Budget Inn) in reference to a wanted person. Sergeant Sam Gereg was contacted by detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office indicating that 29 year-old Israel Jesus Perez was hiding in Tallahassee. Surveillance was conducted and shortly after 6:00AM, Perez walked out of his room and was taken into custody without incident by Officers Greg Black, Jody Fruchnicht, and David Keller.
Perez was taken to jail and is awaiting extradition to Polk County.
Israel Jesus Perez, H/M, 12-25-80 Charge: 1st Degree Murder (Polk County, FL)
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