PA Fugitive wanted on 865 counts - including Child Rape -- arrested in Florida

PA Fugitive wanted on 865 counts - including Child Rape -- arrested in Florida

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.



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.



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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Paul Lambert · 7 months ago
    You fellows and ladies can discuss what an appropriate punishment would be, but what I want to know is how does anyone ever get so many opportunities (865!) to commit such crimes in the first place without being caught or stopped? I am as amazed as I am sickened.
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    Madeleine Mead · 7 months ago
    In times past he would have swung. Public execution would make an impression but you have to go after the people in power who are deviant in this regard too. I long for justice in this country and not the “social “ type.
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    John Robert Mallernee · 7 months ago
    Unfortunately, I doubt he'll be executed, but for his own safety, he'll probably be forced to live in solitary confinement for the rest of his life.
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    John Robert Mallernee · 7 months ago
    For him to "groom" a five-year-old child "for several years", indicates abuse as a newborn infant.
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    Grim · 7 months ago
    There should only be one penalty for raping and/or murdering a child and that's death by slow torture.