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BSO T.H.U.G.S. program nets first arrest

A 22-year-old habitual offender, listed on the Broward Sheriff’s Office web site’s Most Wanted List as part of the newly instituted T.H.U.G.S. (Taking Hoodlums Using Guns Seriously) program, has been captured in Pompano Beach.,Wanted in Palm Beach County for assaulting a deputy and escape, Robert Derrick Gunn was originally arrested by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office on October 23, 2002. Gunn fled from the arresting deputy’s vehicle and during the escape, the deputy was injured. Gunn was also wanted by the Broward Sheriff’s Office for aggravated assault, grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Because of his violent history, Gunn was listed as one of BSO’s Most Wanted and was also a featured T.H.U.G.S. fugitive.,BSO’s Most Wanted List, which appears on this web site, was expanded in early November to include felons listed as part of the T.H.U.G.S. program. Operation T.H.U.G.S. is being implemented throughout Florida to reduce gun violence by targeting felons with dangerous and violent criminal histories. The Broward Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are working together to identify felony fugitives believed to be in, are wanted in, or have ties to, Broward County. Target fugitives have existing violent crime warrants and are currently wanted in Florida for homicide, kidnapping, robbery, or sexual assault and have used a firearm associated with the wanted offense.

Posted At: 11/24/2002 12:00 AM

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