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Press Release
February 11, 2011
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Department K-9 Teams Searching for Suspect in Gadsden County

Photo of Bradley BruceDepartment of Corrections K-9 Teams from Apalachee, Liberty and Jackson Correctional Institutions responded to a request from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office this morning to help search for an armed suspect who has an outstanding warrant from the Tallahassee Police Department.

The suspect, identified as Bradley Bruce, 39, had served a ten year sentence in prison for aggravated assault, criminal mischief and property damage, and is wanted by TPD for failure to appear on a robbery charge. He has numerous tattoos covering his arms, legs, chest, back, stomach and neck.

A total of 11 DC officers and six dogs have been on the ground searching for the suspect.

Last year the Department was called 611 times to assist local law enforcement in catching fleeing felons, as well as in finding runaways, missing children and wandering elderly. These agencies call the Department either to supplement their own K-9 squads, or for smaller departments, because they have no squads.

Department of Corrections K-9s do not attack their quarry when they find them, which is also why they are often called upon by local law enforcement to find children and the elderly in particular. Most Department canines are either Bloodhounds or Beagles, and they are located throughout the state in 37 different facilities.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this suspect, contact the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office or the Tallahassee Police Department.