Man wanted in three counties captured on Jan. 10


Antwan Jernell Thomas

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Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM.

PENSACOLA -- A man wanted in Okaloosa and Escambia counties was arrested in Pensacola on Thursday and faces additional drug charges, according to the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Task Force members from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties captured 32-year-old fugitive Antwan Jernell Thomas in a home on Saleta Street in Pensacola.

Bags Thomas threw away as he ran from officers were found containing 70 grams of marijuana, 2 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of oxycodone, and 494 grams of a possible synthetic drug, the Task Force reported.

Thomas was wanted in Escambia County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, grand theft of a firearm and misdemeanor battery.

He was wanted in Okaloosa County for felony failure to appear on a charge of driving while license suspended.

He was taken to Escambia County Jail. Charges are pending.

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