Criminal Justice News

Saturday, June 13, 2015

U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Accused Child Molester from Indiana

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) captured a man today who is wanted on a two-year old warrant alleging he molested several young children under the ages of 14 and 12 years old, while living and working in Indiana. Fugitive Scott Edward Culver, 51, was taken into custody by the Marshals Task Force with help from the Pensacola Police Department (PPD). The U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of Indiana contacted the FRFTF two days ago with information that Culver may be living in Pensacola. It is unclear as to exactly how long Culver may have been hiding in the Pensacola area, but reportedly was employed in a local restaurant. Early this morning the Task Force and PPD Officers went to a house on the 5000 Block of Springhill Drive and arrested Culver without out any resistance. Culver is wanted on a March 2013 warrant out of Elkhart County charging him with four felony charges of Child Molestation, one felony charge of Child Solicitation and a misdemeanor charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. According to the US Marshals in South Bend, Indiana, Culver has been pretty good at dodging law enforcement until recently when they were sure that he was in Pensacola.

The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola is comprised of officers from, Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties, as well as Deputy Marshals from the Northern District of Florida Pensacola Office. Culver is being held at the Escambia County Jail pending his extradition back to Indiana where he does currently have a cash bond of $350,000.

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