Fugitive Arrested in Madison County Home

By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro, Ashley Mitchem Email
By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro, Ashley Mitchem Email

Madison County, Florida - November 30, 2011 by Julie Montanaro

U.S. Marshals surrounded a home on Anderson Pond Way in Madison County this morning at about 6 a.m. and arrested Deaundros Blackshear in connection with a robbery and murder in Destin, Florida.

U.S. Marshals say Blackshear was hiding in a closet. Marshals say say there were two toddlers in the same room. Marshals say they called repeatedly for Blackshear to come out and one of the toddlers actually opened the door.

Blackshear was one of three men accused in the November 15th murder of Junior Christopher Ferguson.

U.S. Marshals say Ferguson and another man were shot in a car in the parking lot of the Gulf Terrace Condominums in Destin.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has already arrested two other men in connection with the robbery and murder, Arderius Warren and driver Reginald Bradshaw.

Blackshear was just released from prison on May 3, 2011.

Stay with WCTV for more on this story.

U.S. Marshals Service:

Madison, FL - A Crestview, Florida man wanted in connection with a Homicide and Armed Robbery is finally behind bars after almost two weeks on the run. According to investigators from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, 23 year old Deaundros L. Blackshear was involved in an armed robbery on November 15, 2011 in Destin, Florida which ended in the shooting death of 21 year old Junior Christopher Ferguson. Information released indicated that Blackshear and co-defendant Arderiuss Warren set up a deal with Ferguson and Peter Frazier to purchase $1000.00 worth of cellular telephones. As Frazier and Warren discussed the deal and exchanged money, Blackshear is alleged to have pulled out a gun killing Ferguson and wounding Frazier. Arderiuss Warren was arrested by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on November 16 for unrelated drug charges and charged on November 17 with the murder and armed robbery of Ferguson and Frazier. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputies identified Deaundros Blackshear as the alleged shooter in the robbery and have been pursuing Blackshear throughout North Florida and South Alabama since the incident. Members of the US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force were contacted by Okaloosa investigators on Friday November 18 after information was obtained that Blackshear may have fled to the Madison County, Florida area. Task Force members working with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office identified several family members and known associates of Blackshear who were currently living in Madison County. Information developed by Madison investigators lead a team of task force officers to a residence in the 200 block of Anderson Pond Way early this morning. US Marshals Task Force Officers and Madison County Deputy Sheriff’s surrounded the residence and located Blackshear inside the residence hiding in a room with two small female children. Blackshear surrendered to the overwhelming law enforcement presence after a brief standoff and was booked into the Madison County Jail where he awaits extradition back to Okaloosa County.

The Tallahassee Division of the FRFTF is comprised of 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. These local law enforcement agencies contribute approximately 23 officers in both full time and part time roles with the officers sworn in as Special Deputy US Marshals who have the authority to cross their normal jurisdictional lines to pursue fugitives wanted for violent crimes by their respective departments.


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  • by Igrayne Madison on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:33 PM
    i get that he was a wanted fugitive but here's my question: was there any type warrant produce or shown? and what about the toddlers in the room how did the task force handle that?
  • by ftbw Location: tally on Dec 1, 2011 at 01:57 PM
    that be my cuz he moe guilty than beunka waz. he gon to jail fo sho.
  • by News From the Front Location: Tallahassee on Dec 1, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    What in the world is going on now? You cant drive through Madison County with drugs without getting arrested and now you cant allegedly murder someone and hide out in Madison County. Well at least you can do all of that and more in Leon County and especially in Tallahassee. Thank you Police Chief Dennis Jones and Sheriff Larry Campbell.
  • by TJ on Dec 1, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    Must be difficult to hide when you're 6'8". He had a bit of a coke problem and disregard for authority before. He'll have his day in court again. http://www.dc.state.fl.us/inmatereleases/detail.asp?Bookmark=1&From=list&SessionID=937842442
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:22 AM
    Deaundros? Boy never had a chance marked from birth.
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      by Tk on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:46 AM in reply to Surprise
      @ Suprise, his name has nothing to do with it. Some of you need to get a life. I wish this station would stop letting people comment on stories because there is nothing but negative comments and racism on here. If they stopped letting you all post comments some of you might actually get a life.
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      by Reality on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:31 PM in reply to Surprise
      @"Lee"...Quoting the Old Testament speaks for itself...you, even in the word and messages of God, find what is convenient for what you want to "prove"...how ignorant. Keep reading, & hopefully you'll get somewhere with your, now, irrelevant attempts...honestly you'll get what you really need, GOD!!! @"Surprise"...how ignorant are you! You, and people like you, should be muzzled. While stereotyping others may make you feel better, it also shows how small you really are; racist is what you are. Hey, you & Lee should get together & have Bible study...but you two would probably twist that too huh?!?!?
  • by Reality... on Nov 30, 2011 at 10:18 PM
    Innocent until proven guilty, regardless of what anyone says. These comments mean nothing. Honestly, they're judgmental and cruel...& to talk about someone's mother when you know nothing about them-you should be backhanded. This is tragic all the way around, & to suggest taking a life for allegedly "taking a life" makes no sense in any way/shape/form,nor does it show any true regard for human life itself...that person would be no better than the other, it's simply another life lost. Your past, nor your present, will determine your future; only God knows his purpose, and I'm sure it's greater than any of you could imagine. You all should humble yourselves, & show these families some respect.
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      by Lee on Dec 1, 2011 at 06:34 AM in reply to Reality...
      I believe the verse to be: Deuteronomy 19:21:Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. Pretty much covers it, right. Mr Blackshear allegedly committed (or aided in committing) murder during a robbery. Therefore, should he be found guilty, let his fate be decided by G-D
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        by Reality on Dec 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM in reply to Lee
        @"Lee"...Quoting the Old Testament speaks for itself...you, even in the word and messages of God, find what is convenient for what you want to "prove"...how ignorant. Keep reading, & hopefully you'll get somewhere with your, now, irrelevant attempts...honestly you'll get what you really need, GOD!!! @"Surprise"...how ignorant are you! You, and people like you, should be muzzled. While stereotyping others may make you feel better, it also shows how small you really are; racist is what you are. Hey, you & Lee should get together & have Bible study...but you two would probably twist that too huh?!?!?
  • by Dr. GaGa on Nov 30, 2011 at 06:09 PM
    Im guessing that when Deaundros was removed from the room with the two toddlers, the average IQ in the room doubled.
  • by NAACP on Nov 30, 2011 at 03:25 PM
    We going to investigate this situation, something looks fishy.
  • by We are our own worse enemy on Nov 30, 2011 at 01:50 PM
    Remove him from society? You all pay for his conception? You told his mother, you want a check for life? ok, conceive this child out of wed lock and we will give you one. Now your complaining because he has grown up to be a thief. Who's fault is that? Stop paying people to have children they don't want to have.
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      by SAY WHAT on Nov 30, 2011 at 07:05 PM in reply to We are our own worse enemy
      WHAT DOES PEOPLE GETTING A CHECK HAVE TO DO WITH THIS? NOTHING? STICK TO THE STORY. MY MOYHER WAS SINGLE AND WE DID RECEIVE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BUT I HAVE A PROFESSIONAL DEGREE AND I AM NOT A THEIF OR THUG OR WELFARE RECIPIENTBECAUSE DUH...THEY DON'T GIVE YOU MUCH AND IF YOU RELY ON IT THAT MEANS YOU DON'T WANT MUCH. MAYBE SOME ONE SHOULD REMOVE YOU FROM SOCIETY FOR BEING BIASED AND JUDGEMENTAL. LET'S NOT FORGET THE WOMAN WHO EMBEZZLED THE MONEY FROM INNOVATION PARK (SHANA)MAYBE SHE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM SOCIETY TOO...
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        by TJ on Dec 1, 2011 at 05:23 AM in reply to SAY WHAT
        Congrats on your degree. Education, not hate, is the key.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:16 PM in reply to TJ
          thank you tj
  • by BSB on Nov 30, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    Please don't give this POS another chance to harm someone else!
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      by you on Nov 30, 2011 at 08:24 PM in reply to BSB
      self-defense!
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