Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Driver Flees

Marijuana Found In Vehicle

Saturday night, May 3, Corporal Donald Davis, of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, stopped a vehicle at Tenth Avenue and Harlem Academy in Clewiston.  The driver refused to allow his vehicle to be searched and Corporal Davis called for a K-9 Deputy to respond. 

When the driver heard the request for the K-9 Deputy, he fled the scene on foot.  Corporal Davis caught him approximately two blocks away and returned to the vehicle.  Corporal Davis then discovered a bag of marijuana (235 grams) in the rear seat of the vehicle. 

According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee, the driver, Jonathan Ivory Harper age 30 of Orlando, Florida, was arrested and charged with Resisting an Officer, Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams, and Giving a False Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer.  Harper posted a $6,000 bond at the Hendry County Jail and was released.

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