Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested at Tallahassee Apartment Complex

By: U.S. Marshals Release
By: U.S. Marshals Release

Tallahassee, FL – April 13, 2012 -

The US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) today announced the arrest of 33 year old Ronell Octavius Gillins of Miramar, Florida at an apartment complex located at 2616 Mission Road in Tallahassee, FL. Gillins was currently being sought by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Miramar, FL on charges of Attempted 1s Degree Murder. According to Broward County Detectives, Gillins was involved in a physical altercation with his pregnant fiancé, Tameka Francis, on 03/31/2012 in Miramar, FL in which Gillins is alleged to have choked and then slammed the victims head against a vehicle. Later that same day the victim of the domestic dispute was walking with her brother, Glenroy Dunn, when both were confronted by Gillins. According to information provided by investigators, Gillins fired one shot from a handgun striking Glenroy Dunn in his abdomen and then turned the gun towards his fiancé. As the two victims attempted to retreat to their residence, Gillins was observed running from the area and then fleeing in an unknown vehicle. Early this morning FRFTF Task Force members received information from the US Marshals task force in Ft. Lauderdale that Gillins had possibly fled South Florida and was staying with a family member in Tallahassee. FRFTF members discovered that Gillins had a nephew currently residing at the Stratford Landings Apartment Complex and established surveillance on the apartment early this morning. At approximately 8:30AM FRFTF members along with marked Leon County Sheriff’s Office deputies surrounded the residence and called Gillins out of the apartment where he was arrested without incident. Gillins was then transported to the Leon County Jail and booked in on his outstanding Broward County charge.

The Tallahassee Division of the FRFTF is comprised of state and local law enforcement officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County State Attorney’s Office, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Police Department, Tallahassee Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office. US Marshal Ed Spooner stated that the arrest of Ronell Gillins showcased the ability of federal, state and local law enforcement officers who currently work under the authority of the US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force to quickly locate and safely apprehend violent fugitives who are on the run and hiding out in the North Florida area.


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  • by famu college student ? Location: crack town on Apr 15, 2012 at 05:23 AM
    what a fine looking young man. A student surely.
  • by Hammer on Apr 14, 2012 at 01:53 PM
    I hope they slammed his head around some when he resisted arrest.
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      by They got... on Apr 15, 2012 at 05:50 AM in reply to Hammer
      strong heads...won't do any good. Weak knees.
  • by Joe on Apr 14, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    We're looking at another person that we as taxpayers will be taking care of. Why can't we just shoot them and get rid of them?
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      by Anon on Apr 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM in reply to Joe
      We've probably been paying his way all along anyhow. At least he's off the streets. He'll get a good idea of how "tough" he is in prison.
  • by Anon on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:32 PM
    Nice work FRFTF. I hope you whacked HIS head on the car when you put him in the cruiser.
  • by Docker Location: Tallahassee on Apr 13, 2012 at 04:09 PM
    He figured that he could come to Tally and get lost among the thousands of thugs who live here. Heck. The mayor is even a thug.
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      by Hammer on Apr 14, 2012 at 01:53 PM in reply to Docker
      I think the mayor is a Gangsta, not a thug.
  • by David Location: Tally on Apr 13, 2012 at 02:58 PM
    Man, what a great photo shwoing the return we tax payers received on the investment of this out of wed lock kid years ago. I know the democrats have got to be proud of what their money bougght paying kids to have future voters back in 70 and 80;s. Great job ole Ted Kennedy, maybe you can look up and see some of the results.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 04:26 AM in reply to David
      Maybe, but you have got to be real proud of your education. It shows.
  • by Fed up Location: Tlh on Apr 13, 2012 at 02:48 PM
    How many more of these life time losers are going to drag themselves into Leon county for the taxpayers to take care of their incarceration costs. Bet the "fiance" has a half dozen illegits on welfare and all on food debit card. When will the paying public ever learn about this segment of the population?
  • by jack cook Location: tally on Apr 13, 2012 at 01:45 PM
    he is so pretty,,,,,just another drug thug////
  • by Grace on Apr 13, 2012 at 01:26 PM
    Typical So. Fla. trash - why do so many end up in Tally? That may be the advantage of these EXTENDED families - mother, 14 aunts, 10 sisters (yeah, I know, all females) you have relatives in every city.
  • by Preggers on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
    If I survived and had breath in my body, he would pay by the INCH for harming me and/or my baby. Get my drift? I have a good friend named Lorena who told me how to solve being abused.
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