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Florida fugitive nabbed in Pittsburgh-area homeless shelter

| Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 12:12 a.m.

A man from Florida charged with failure to comply with sexual predator obligations was found Wednesday hiding in a Pittsburgh-area homeless shelter, the chief deputy of the Allegheny County Sheriff's Department said.

Anthony Eugene Edington, 42, was apprehended after deputies went to the building and surrounded it after the mandatory curfew that is given to all residents, Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus said in a prepared release. Deputies, who received a tip earlier in the day from authorities in Florida that Edington was staying in the shelter, then went inside and apprehended him without incident, Kraus said.

He was to be arraigned as a fugitive from justice and lodged in the Allegheny County Jail to await extradition to Florida, Kraus said.

During the course of the investigation, local deputies learned that Edington arrived in Pittsburgh sometime around Oct. 6 and applied for and was granted welfare benefits before authorities in Florida issued a warrant for his arrest Monday, Kraus said.

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