Update: New Details in the Ozark Abduction and Sexual Assault Case

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Update 7/29/14 12:11 p.m.

Chief Tony Spivey released new information regarding Friday's alleged sexual assault at a press conference Tuesday morning.

The U.S. Marshal Service found Pitts' minivan at the Walmart in Coco Beach, FL, on Saturday. This is when the investigation in that area intensified.

On Monday, U.S. Marshals found Pitts at the Bethesda Hospital East in Boyton Beach, FL. It's not known what Pitts was being treated for.

Chief Spivey released more details about the alleged incident.

Spivey says when the victims returned home late Thursday evening, Pitts was already inside. Spivey says he kidnapped the victims at knife point and forced the adult female to drive to an undisclosed location where Pitts allegedly assaulted both victims.

Pitts reportedly held the victims at gun point through the night and forced the adult female victim to drive him to an undisclosed location in Ozark where he fled.

The female adult victim spoke with the Ozark Fire Department about the alleged sexual assault incident.

Chief Spivey says the suspect and victims live in the same general area.

Pitts can waive extradition back to Alabama. If he does not, a fugitive from justice warrant from the governor can be served, which would bring him back to the state.

Investigators with the Ozark Police Department are on their way to interview Pitts. Chief Spivey says they are making the trip because of the effectiveness of a face-to-face interview.
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BREAKING: U.S. Marshals have David Pitts in Custody in South Florida.

According to a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office press release, the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Tactical Unit got an anonymous tip that the wanted man from Ozark was being treated at Bethesda Hospital East in Palm Beach.

They located Pitts around 6:00 p.m. at the hospital and took him into custody without incident.

He will be booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and held for Alabama authorities.

Ozark Police Department has investigators on the way to interview Pitts.

Chief Tony Spivey said this was a great cooperation and effort by law enforcement agencies at all levels.
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UPDATE (7/28/14 10:54 a.m.) -- On Saturday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m. CT, police located David Pitts's 1999 Toyota Sienna van in Coco Beach, FL.

The 34 year old Ozark man is wanted for the alleged abduction and sexual assault of a 30 year old woman and an 8 year old female.

A nationwide search is still ongoing involving many local, state and national agencies, and support groups.

Pitts is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information should contact their local law enforcement agencies immediately.

Ozark Police Dept. is assisted by US Marshal's Service, the Alabama Fusion Center, the Florida Fusion Center, the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement, the Dale County Sheriff's Office, and the Dale County Sheriff's Dept. Aviation Unit.
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UPDATE (7/26/14 11:44 a.m.)-- Police are still in pursuit of David Pitts.

Pitts allegedly kidnapped a 30 year old woman and an 8 year old girl at knife point and sexually assaulted them.

46 year old Pitts was last seen in a 1999 Toyota Sienna minivan.

He's 5'9", 175 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair.

He's considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information should contact their local law enforcement agency.
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Police searching for Ozark man for kidnapping and sexual assault. Tune in to News 4 at 10 for more.


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