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The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit, working in conjunc- tion with the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, facilitated the arrest of an absconded sex offender who has been on the run since 2011, the Sheriff's Office has announced. After deputies developed information that Vincent Coppola, 60, was in New Hampshire, they sent the lead to the Marshals Service there, a news release notes. Coppola's arrest followed in Concord, NH, on May 20, the release says. Coppola was wanted in Sarasota County for Failure to Appear in Court and Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, the release explains. He moved to Florida in June 2010 but never registered in the state, it contin- ues. When he was arrested for Grand Theft and Battery in Manatee County later that year, it was discovered that he was a sex offender who was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault in 1986, the release adds. "When he learned there was a warrant for his arrest he fled the state," the release points out. Coppola is being held on a no bond war- r a n t a n d w i l l b e e x t r a d i t e d b a c k t o Sarasota County. FUGITIVE SEX OFFENDER CAPTURED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE Vincent Coppola/Contributed photo SUSPECT ARRESTED IN HIGH NOON GUNS CASE IN SARASOTA The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man suspected of breaking into High Noon Guns on Bee Ridge Road Saturday morning, May 17, and stealing several weap- ons, the office has announced. A patrol deputy located a man matching the description of the suspect on Sunday morning near Lalani Boulevard and Aloha Drive and brought him in for questioning, a news release explains. Detectives identified the suspect as Colten Walker-Schmoyer, 24, of 4011 Cochise Terrace, Sarasota. Walker-Schmoyer, "who had numerous cuts from the broken glass [at Colten Walker-Schmoyer/Contributed photo Sarasota News Leader May 23, 2014 Page 92

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