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Jan 24, 2010 4:47 PM by JThibodeaux

Florida fugitive arrested in Lafayette, charged with homicide

Saturday afternoon Forty-One year old Regis Reymon Madison was arrested by US Marshals and others at the Holy Family Apartment Complex located on the 1500 Block of Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette. Madison was the last known suspect wanted in connection to a Pensacola area Homicide that occurred less than a week ago. Allegedly, Madison and two others were armed with shotguns and pistols, they broke into a mobile home in Santa Rosa County, Florida and opened fire. 18-year old William Warrick Jr. died at the scene after being shot several times.

The US Marshals Fugitive Task Forces in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Lake Charles began receiving information about this case from the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force Friday at approximately 5:00 p.m. Task Force Officers worked through the night attempting to locate Madison and his alleged girlfriend, Wantanee Ware as it was believed the two were fleeing Florida and possibly heading to Houston. Around 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon the two were located and arrested without incident. Madison was booked at LPCC and Ware was detained for questioning.

This latest arrest brings to five the number of people charged in connection with the murder. Earlier this week, Justin McQueen, 19; Dominique Hill, 20; Jarryd Butler, 20; and Marguerite Hill, 21, all of Milton, were arrested and charged with murder last week in connection with the case. Marguerite Hill and Butler also were charged with robbery in connection with the case. Those four were being held at Santa Rosa County Jail without bond Saturday afternoon.

Tommy Hancock, the United States Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana, said, "The coordinated effort of all law enforcement to bring dangerous criminals to justice ensures that the streets and neighborhoods of Louisiana are a safer place to raise our children." The Western District of Louisiana's Fugitive Task Force (WDLA) in Lafayette is a team comprised of full-time law enforcement officers from the Lafayette City Marshals, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Police Department, and St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

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