CLEWISTON, FLORIDA (May 28, 2006) -- At about 9:30 P.M. the Hendry Sheriff's Office says Deputy Nathan Kirk attempted to stop a truck on Della Tobias Street, in the Clewiston Harlem area. The driver refused to stop and attempted to elude Deputy Kirk, according the the Sherrif's office. The driver turned into the driveway of 1244 Harlem Academy Avenue, drove through the yard and struck a tree. The truck continued around the house several times before the driver lost control and drove into the rear of the house causing approximately $8,000.00 total property damage. The driver exited the truck and fled on foot, however, Deputies located him hiding behind a shed.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the driver was identified as Larry Donell Chavers, age 29 of 1125 Mississippi Avenue, Clewiston. Chavers was charged with Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Hit and Run Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Resisting an Officer, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Sell, and Possession of Marijuana over 20 Grams. Deputies also seized $2,290.00 from Chavers they suspect of money being used in drug transactions.