Crime

Keys fugitive nabbed in Homestead

This is Horkene Cade, secured in a Homestead police car.
This is Horkene Cade, secured in a Homestead police car.

A Marathon man facing 15 years in prison who failed to show up after he was granted a furlough from jail last week in the Florida Keys was caught in Miami-Dade County Friday.

On Nov. 12, Acting Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker sentenced Horkene Cade, 36, to 15 years overall on two felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon while being a convicted felon, failure to register as a career offender and cocaine possession.

The same day, she gave Cade, who was arrested in July, a week out of jail and told him to report back Nov. 17 to await transport to prison. He didn't. On Nov. 18, new warrants were issued for his arrest.

Cade was taken into custody in Homestead by Homestead police and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit.

Due to the weapon-related charges and the fact he's facing prison, detectives with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office had cautioned that if anyone sees him, don't confront him; call 911.

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