Tallahassee Man Charged with Burning Down Ex-Girlfriend's Home

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Florida - April 17, 2012 - 6pm -

The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) today announced the arrest of 32 year old Tedrick Miguel Childs of Havanna, Florida during a felony vehicle stop in Whispering Pines West Subdivision located on Hwy 20 in Tallahassee, FL.

Childs, who is a documented Folk Nation Gang Member, was currently being sought by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office in Columbus, GA as well as the Columbus Police Department on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Cruelty to Children, Criminal Damage to Property, Burglary, Terroristic Threats and Acts and Arson.

According to investigators in Georgia, Childs was involved in a physical altercation with his ex-girlfriend and during the struggle stabbed the ex-girlfriends’ male acquaintance multiple times.

Childs is also alleged to have attempted to run over his ex-girlfriend as well as her 2 year old sister with a vehicle during the incident. Investigators then allege that Childs returned to the couple’s home on Saint Mary’s Road in Columbus, GA where he burned their trailer to the ground. Columbus detectives contacted the Tallahassee Police Department yesterday after learning that Childs was from the Tallahassee, FL area and that Childs had fled Columbus.

Members of the TPD Career Criminal Unit (CCU), along with members of the US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, initiated a fugitive investigation in an effort to locate Childs.

Information relayed to FRFTF personnel indicated that Childs had made statements about killing his ex-girlfriend and due to the above actions Childs was placed at the top of the FRFTF’s most wanted list. At approximately 1:45pm today FRFTF members saw Childs departing a family members home located in the 1800 block of Rodrique Road inside the Whispering Pines West neighborhood.

FRFTF personnel surrounded the car in which Childs was a passenger at the intersection of Belk and Craig Drive. Upon spotting law enforcement officers moving in, Childs bailed out of the vehicle in an attempt to escape apprehension.

FRFTF personnel engaged Childs is a short foot pursuit and apprehended him without further incident. Childs was transported to the Leon County Jail where he was booked in on his outstanding Georgia charges and where he will await extradition back to Columbus at a later date.

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.

U.S. Marshal Ed Spooner stated that the arrest of Tedrick Childs likely prevented further violence against his ex-girlfriend and commended the local Task Force Officers for their dedication to taking yet another violent felon off the streets of Tallahassee.

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Tallahassee, Florida - April 17, 2012 -

A Tallahassee man is accused of crossing state lines and burning down his ex-girlfriend's house.

U.S. Marshals caught up with Tedrick Childs after a short chase in Whispering Pines trailer park today. Marshals say Childs went to Columbus, Georgia and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend. Marshals say Childs wound up stabbing the woman's new boyfriend and burning the couple's house down on Sunday.

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  • by Kandyy on Apr 23, 2012 at 04:44 PM
    Omg its really a shme how he took away somebody else home, I swear he makes it look badd on black men...he deserve too be bk in prison...wish somebody woulda killed this man or somethng....drugs arent for everybody...volience isnt da key....he left his daughter.with no place too stay....he only was only thinkn bout hisself.....god got a place for him....
  • by Kandyy on Apr 23, 2012 at 04:44 PM
    Omg its really a shme how he took away somebody else home, I swear he makes it look badd on black men...he deserve too be bk in prison...wish somebody woulda killed this man or somethng....drugs arent for everybody...volience isnt da key....he left his daughter.with no place too stay....he only was only thinkn bout hisself.....god got a place for him....
  • by Ray Location: Tally on Apr 19, 2012 at 08:17 PM
    Really kind of a shame he wasn't shot and killed why attempting to flee. So sad to know my tax dollars will go to feed, house and rehabilitate (HAHAHAHAHAHA) this moron.
  • by Erica on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM
    @ebonie I suggest you just log off and find a life it's not a good idea to speak on behalf of someone that is insane and not capable of showing common sense it makes you look more dumb than him...how can you defend someone that took the roof from over his own childs head????sit down and think before you react on feelings because you maybe next .....lol
  • by holy smoke on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM
    And the idiots walk amongst us...
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      by smokey on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM in reply to holy smoke
      LONG criminal history
  • by Ebonie Location: havana on Apr 18, 2012 at 08:59 AM
    and he's not worried at all, and i wouldn't be either! only her half of the story is on here and most of it is a lie!
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      by monique on Apr 18, 2012 at 09:29 AM in reply to Ebonie
      thug like uncle kenny livin for free.
    • reply
      by Jane on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM in reply to Ebonie
      He mite not be worried now but he is going 2 have a long bid and he is going 2 rotten in prison @ ebonie u mite need 2 get ur gas money 2gether now 2 go see him because u will be going 4 a long time.......lol
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      by Jane on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:12 AM in reply to Ebonie
      He mite not be worried now but he is going 2 have a long bid and he is going 2 rotten in prison @ ebonie u mite need 2 get ur gas money 2gether now 2 go see him because u will be going 4 a long time.......lol
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      by NOMNOM on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM in reply to Ebonie
      Soooo burning someones house down and almost killing somebody is not a big deal? What would be her side of the story? He's not worried because he knows our justice system sucks!
  • by Realist on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:52 AM
    And if Obama had a son . . .
  • by Jake on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    He is a victim of bootie madness. It happens all the time.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    Where is the outrage?
  • by Grace on Apr 18, 2012 at 04:55 AM
    I'll bet his mama's real proud. Hopefully there aren't a bunch just like him at home.....
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