A Pennsylvania man wanted on 865 counts of child sex crimes has been caught by U.S. Marshals in Tallahassee.
Deputy Commander Marty West confirms that 46-year-old Garrick Landon Bloom was arrested without incident at the Kearney Center in Tallahassee, FL around 11 a.m. Thursday.
Bloom was wanted on warrants out of Shippenville, Pennsylvania. The warrants were signed on January 16, but Bloom fled the area before authorities were able to take him into custody.
The U.S. Marshals Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force says investigators located Bloom after receiving information on Thursday that he was possibly in the Tallahassee area.
Bloom is facing the following charges:
Rape of a child (216 counts),
Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child (216 counts),
Aggravated indecent assault of a child (216 counts),
Statutory sexual assault (216 Counts), and;
endangering the welfare of a child.
According to authorities, Bloom is accused of committing the crimes on a 5-year-old boy whom he allegedly "groomed" for several years.
West says Bloom had been staying at a homeless shelter for the past two days and has no known ties to Tallahassee.
Bloom is being held in the Leon County Detention Facility pending extradition back to Pennsylvania to face the charges.
HAL TURNER COMMENTARY
God forgive me for what I am about to say, but I think people who are convicted of this type of crime should face the DEATH PENALTY n the First Offense.
Authorities should erect a Gallows and hang such offenders by their necks until they are dead, and do so PUBLICLY.
High praise to the US Marshals Service for capturing this alleged monster. Let the wheels of justice turn.