WCSO participates in U.S. Marshal Task Force to make arrest

The U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force, of which the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office has several members, was in Crawfordville Wednesday, Feb. 27 seeking Matthew Carl Hilliard, 26, of Crawfordville for several outstanding warrants from Leon County.

Hilliard escaped from the Task Force at a Crawfordville home on Cutchin Court, but was captured later in Havana at a home on Paradise Lane. He is being held by law enforcement in Leon County.
Hilliard is also a suspect in a Wakulla County battery case in addition to his five felony warrants in Leon County.

The Wakulla County School District took normal security protocol at Riversink Elementary School since the school is a few miles from where the Task Force executed the search warrant. The WCSO sent extra security to the school at the request of the school district.

There were no injuries and no threat to the elementary school.