Fugitive barricades himself in Tallahassee apartment
U.S. Marshals say the man was ultimately found hiding in the attic
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A fugitive from Osceola County barricaded himself inside an Ocala Road apartment Wednesday and was ultimately captured hiding in the attic.
24-year-old Dominique Amilcar is accused of trying to run over deputies in Osceola County on June 1, U.S. Marshals say, and he is also accused of fleeing from a SWAT team trying to arrest him in West Palm Beach about a week later.
Deputy Commander Marty West with the U.S. Marshals North Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force says Amilcar was staying at a girlfriend’s apartment on Ocala Road in Tallahassee. West says Amilcar barricaded himself inside the apartment and then climbed into the attic. Marshals — along with officers from the Tallahassee Police Department — ultimately deployed OC tear gas and went up into the attic to arrest Amilcar.
Newly filed arrest papers say Amilcar was in the corner of the attic “buried under insulation.”
West says during the arrest a Tallahassee Police Officer fell through the ceiling and was taken to the hospital to get checked out.
Amilcar was booked into the Leon County Jail Wednesday night on charges of resisting arrest as well as on multiple warrants out of Osceola County and Palm Beach County.
Amilcar made his first court appearance Thursday morning. The judge ordered him to be held without bond on the out of county warrants.
A check of Leon County court records shows Amilcar does have pending charges for a shooting in Tallahassee last year. Amilcar is accused of firing a shot into his girlfriend’s bedroom window during a domestic dispute. Court records show he was set to stand trial on those charges in August.
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