NEWS RELEASE                                           

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Community Relations Coordinator 
(850) 651-7448

Attempted Murder Suspect from Michigan Arrested

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Investigators and members of The United States Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force announce the arrest of attempted murder suspect Carlos Rene Medina.  Medina, age 34 (06/1/71), of Sundial Mobile Home Park, at 5300 South Ferdon Boulevard, lot # 22 Crestview, was taken into custody on October 3rd for Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Initially Medina tried to escape out of a window and provided law enforcement with the name of “Carlos Gonzalez” when arrested.  The following week on October 10th, it was discovered that Gonzalez, while still in custody, was actually Carlos Medina, a fugitive wanted by the Michigan State Police for Attempted Murder and Armed Criminal Sexual Conduct. 

While executing a search warrant at the above residence investigators located approximately eight pounds of marijuana, along with cocaine residue, a digital scale and packaging material consistent with covert transportation.  In addition, a firearm was also seized as a result of the search. 

Also arrested was Cesar Alvarez Reyes, age 25 ( 07/02/80 ), of 5300 South Ferdon Boulevard , lot #22.  Reyes was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Firearm while in the Commission of a Felony. 

*Mug shots are available at the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview