Update: Collins was taken into custody by authorities Friday afternoon, a Department of Justice official said.
“At this point, I do not know if his capture was a result of tips, further investigative leads, the press coverage, or all of the above,” Trista Frederick said.
Our earlier story is below.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A man being sought on a federal warrant and considered armed and dangerous may be running loose in the St. Louis area.
34-year-old Excedrin Collins, whose last known address was in St. Louis, is being sought on charges of assaulting a federal agent, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession and discharge of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime.
A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.
It’s believed he may be in the St. Louis or East St. Louis IL areas.
Officials stress that Collins should be considered armed and dangerous and that no member of the public should attempt to detain him themselves.
Instead they should immediately contact local law enforcement or call 1-800-ATF-GUNS.