METTER - Two months after fugitive William Jimmy Page, Jr. allegedly cut his ankle monitoring device in his hometown of Metter and fled the state, U.S. Marshals located him near St. Petersburg, Fl., where a shooting ensued that took the life of Page.
Page was free on a $100,000 bond from a federal indictment of "enticing a minor for the purpose of sexual activity" but remained under watch with a GPS monitoring device attached to his ankle, according the U.S. Marshal Service.
Page allegedly cut the monitoring device and left a 14-page suicide letter during his return to Metter on March 25.
The device was recovered by Metter Police Department on Pine Street, between Williams Street and Preston Street, according to the Metter Advertiser, near Metter Intermediate/Middle School.
Page was believed to have fled the state to avoid prosecution, and an arrest warrant was issued. Page's whereabouts remained unknown for two months until U.S. Marshals task force officers developed information on his location.
On May 26, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force were attempting to arrest Page at a North Queen Street address in Petersburg when Page displayed a handgun and he was shot and killed.