Fugitives Arrested In Madison County

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, along with Sheriff Ben Stewart, reports that on Monday, Jan. 27, the United States Marshalls Office, Gainesville Region, contacted the Madison Sheriff’s Office concerning the possibility of a fugitive from Alachua County being in Madison County. Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were assigned to the Marshalls Office Fugitive Task Force and initiated an investigation along with the Marshalls Office. After several hours of investigation, it was discovered that the fugitive was, in fact, in Madison County and accompanied by a second individual, that was also wanted from St. Lucie County. It was determined that the fugitives were being housed by a female identified as Cassandra Zabriskie. The three had been hiding in a residence at the intersection of River Park and Haven Trail, in Lee. However, the two fugitives suspected that law enforcement had made the discovery of their location and had fled on foot to the Withlacoochee River and eventually into a canoe traveling further down river. The Sheriff’s Office obtained assistance from the Madison Correctional Institution Canine Unit and was able to track the fugitives to where they entered the river with the canoe. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team Water Patrol Unit was brought in to assist in the search of the fugitives, on the river. The Water Patrol Unit did locat the fugitives, down river in the canoe, and took both subjects into custody without further incident. Garrett Eure, 23, of Gainesville, was arrested for an Alachua County Warrant for failure to appear on an escape charge from an Armed Burglary charge. Jessie Bryant, 23, of Ft. Pierce., was arrested for St. Lucie County Warrants for Burglary of Dwelling with assault and battery by strangulation. Cassandra Zabriskie, 21, of Gainesville., was arrested and charged with resisting arrest without violence. Additional charges are pending on all three suspects. All three suspects were transported to the Madison County Jail and booked.

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