[UPDATE] U.S. Marshals Surround Tallahassee Home

UPDATED 8.13.2012 by Julie Montanaro

Hoyt Birge entered a no contest plea to drug and weapons charges this morning.

He was sentenced to two years in state prison, with credit for nearly six months already served.

Birge - who was already a convicted felon - entered a plea this morning to possession of meth, marijuana, cocaine and guns.

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February 15, 2012 by Julie Montanaro

U.S. Marshals surrounded a Tallahassee home this morning and say they were met by a man with a gun.

They went looking for 28 year old Hoyt Birge.

They tried to nab him at a Park Avenue apartment last week with no luck.

Today, they caught up with him at a home at 2626 Hastings Drive, off North Monroe Street.

U.S. Marshals say the homeowner answered the door with a pistol in his hand. U.S. Marshals spokesman Marty West says no shots were fired by the homeowner or the arrest team.

Ultimately Birge was arrested for violating his probation.

Marshals say they found marijuana, scales and baggies in plain sight and found three handguns in the house too.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 02:43 PM
    Hoyt is an evil person and belongs behind bars. He has no respect for the law or his community, or people. He is a cocaine addicted narcicissist. All these "poor hoyt" comments make me sick
  • by concerned Location: citizen on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:35 AM
    hmmm... why didnt the felon homeowner who answered the door with a gun get arrested?????????? it wasnt at hoyts house, and he was not the one who answered the door. sounds like someone harbored a fugitive, and was a felon in possession of a firearm... both are crimes, and yet he is not being charged. hmmmmm
  • by yo Location: 850 on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:41 AM
    jay is a snitch.. those drugs and guns were not hoyts... love u brother..TAKE THIS TO TRAIL
  • by anon on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    This guy is obviously a person who cannot follow the same rules that every responsible person in our community follow. He is selling drugs to our children; your child. Don't make excuses for his wrong doing. He knows what he is doing is wrong. There is so much more to him besides drugs that he is doing wrong. Yes, pray for him, that when he is incarcerated someone will get through to him. Enough is enough from this knucklehead!!!
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      by LegalWatcher on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:35 AM in reply to anon
      He may be selling drugs to your child, too. Is that the fault of the supplier or the buyer? If there was no demand, the market would close down. The more marijuana taken away, the more you will see people dying from trying to get high on the things under their kitchen sink. The problem lies in the realm of mental health, which, apparently, nobody wants to spend any money on. So we'll continue to waste tax payer dollars getting one dealer off the street while two more wait to take his place. Deal with the underlying problem, not the symptoms.
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        by concerned on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:36 AM in reply to LegalWatcher
        sooo true.
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        by We need Jesus on Feb 23, 2012 at 09:31 PM in reply to LegalWatcher
        People are trying to fill a void that only God can fill. That goes for everybody. It's not even all about mental health. Knowing Jesus can cure a lot of what we call mental health problems.
  • by T on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:47 PM
    Although you people may not agree with another persons life decisions, it is not your place to judge or put down another human being. What hoyt was doing may have been wrong but he is still a human just like you and me. With that being said, you people may have not commited the same crime's he has but I am sure you are not a perfect law biding citizen. And yes it is illegal for a Felon to have a gun but who's to say that the gun was his.. Get off your high horse anf focus on your own problems!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:06 PM in reply to T
      Lame attempt at deflection. Not many, if any, on this website have had the criminal history that Hoyt has mustered so far. It is entirely appropriate to be appalled at the irresponsible actions of someone like this.
  • by bob on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:29 PM
    Don't be so ignorant sara. Get informed instead of seeming like an idiot.
  • by Jerry Location: Woodville on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:16 PM
    Sheriff Campbell needs to stop them from making arrests like he did to FHP, not letting them work wrecks
  • by sara on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:56 PM
    so much for harmless pot eh? All they found was pot, and three GUNS. That oughta tell you something if you have a brain. One that hasn't been destroyed by smoking pot that is.....
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      by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:31 PM in reply to sara
      Hoyt, has been in trouble with the law from 10/3/2002 until 02/15/2012. If you think he is innocent go to the Leon Conuty Jail click on inmate search type in Last name First name and DOB 12/07/1984 and you can see all of his charges. Maybe him getting caught by the Police will have saved his life or someone else's.Please pray for Hoyt and his family.
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      by concerned on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:38 AM in reply to sara
      actually, they found pot, perscription pills without a prescription, and methamphetamines... which you would know if you did your research before commenting. its public record listed on his booking information.
  • by The Taxpay Yours on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:42 PM
    I'm not going to apologize for this comment because The Truth and anything reported by law enforcement are not related anyone ANYONE! banging on my door with a loaded firearm will be met with a loaded firearm......PERIOD!
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      by Black flag on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:06 PM in reply to The Taxpay Yours
      Got that right!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 01:40 PM
    It is legal to be in possession of a firearm in your own home. However, it is NOT legal to be in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and/or possession of a firearm in a commission of a felony crime, which in this case, it's a felony crime to be in possession of drugs (regardless of the amount) with baggies and scale. ;-)
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      by HC on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:46 AM in reply to
      Finally someone who knows what they are talking about :)
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      by concerned on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:39 AM in reply to
      the homeowner is a convicted felon, which makes it ILLEGAL for him to be in possession of a firearm also
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