Drive-by Shooting Fugitive Captured By U.S. Marshals On NAS Pensacola With Crack Cocaine

July 31, 2012

The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force has arrested an Escambia County man that is a suspect in a drive-by shooting that took place in Pensacola several months ago.

While conducting surveillance of his girlfriend’s apartment Monday afternoon, Task Force officers from the U.S. Marshals and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office followed Michael Allan McCants and Ikanime Ptomy as they drove toward NAS Pensacola where Ptomy is employed as a civilian.

The Task Force immediately notified NAS security forces who quickly found the couple and stopped them. The passenger was identified as McCants and was arrested without incident.

McCants, 24, was booked into the Escambia County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, use or display of a deadly weapon during a felony, firing or discharging a firearm from a vehicle, firing a missile into a dwelling, vehicle, building or aircraft and possession of a firearm or concealed weapon by a convicted felon.

The shooting in which McCants is the suspect happened on the 300 Block of Ensley Street in late May. McCants also had a failure to appear warrant on an earlier, separate charge of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and marijuana possession not more than 20 grams.

While searching Ptomy’s car Task Force officers found a purse that appeared to contain approximately 13 grams of powder cocaine, 6 grams of crack cocaine and a scale.

An initial investigation conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) concluded that the narcotics and paraphernalia belonged to McCants.

Ptomy was detained for questioning and will possibly face federal charges including her involvement in bringing the fugitive on base, according to Marshals.


6 Responses to “Drive-by Shooting Fugitive Captured By U.S. Marshals On NAS Pensacola With Crack Cocaine”

  1. Doug on August 1st, 2012 10:49 am

    Why do some women continue to maintain relationships with guys like McCants? I understand some women like “bad guys”, but this bad? A previous poster was correct… she needs to spend some time in the federal pen. If nothing else, it might allow her to think about the poor decisions and maybe change her future.

  2. Alan Bengtson on August 1st, 2012 5:03 am

    Thats why we need drug testing at NAS.he was here not long ago got in a fight on base and nothing happen?

  3. paul on July 31st, 2012 5:06 pm

    I’m wondering just how often this guy was getting on the base?

  4. David Huie Green on July 31st, 2012 3:25 pm

    So let’s just say McCants owed $701 for court costs in a crime he admitted to in 2006 and hasn’t paid. Then let’s imagine he still owes $508.37 for a crime he admitted to in 2008. Then he’s charged with a number of crimes in 2009 but for some perfectly good reason the prosecutors decide not to prosecute and nobody tries to collect on old debts. Then he’s arrested for similar crimes in 2012 and released on bond with nobody trying to collect on old debts but he never shows up so at least they should keep the $2500 Sheila’s Bail Bonds put up for his release.

    I wonder if they did.
    If not, why not?
    Not that it should be applied to his many old debts to society.

    David meditating on lax monetary policies helping crime pay

  5. brent on July 31st, 2012 12:52 pm

    There is something wrong with the justice system that allows convicted felons that have weapons in their possession to roam the streets. The article states he already had a failure to appear on an earlier weapon possession charge. This cockroach belongs in a cage for the rest of his life. Its apparent that he never had any intention to live within the law…put him away, and put her away too!

  6. Fonda Thomas on July 31st, 2012 10:58 am

    Good job NAS security! Great to see the U.S. Marshals, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and the NAS security forces working together.

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