Courtney Cypress Flees And Leads High Speed Chase
In the early morning hours of January 29, 2012, Hendry County Deputies arrested 19 year old Courtney Taylor Billie-Cypress after she was attempting to flee law enforcement. While on routine patrol in the area of Olympia Ave and Georgia Avenue K-9 Officer Nathan Kirk had to take evasive action to avoid being struck from behind by another vehicle.
Deputy Kirk attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Cypress. The driver continued at speeds reaching 60 mph in a residential area. Cypress ran stop signs and red lights at different locations throughout the city. At one point Cypress was forced to take evasive action herself to avoid crashing into another vehicle.
Deputies apprehended Cypress when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a guardrail.
She was charged with DUI, Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement and No Valid Driver’s License. She was later released on $2,000.00 bond.
Hendry County Deputies arrest 10 in 9 Days on Drug Charges
Hendry County Investigators, Deputies and K-9 Interdiction Team have arrested ten individuals since January 24, 2012 on numerous unrelated drug charges.
On January 23, 2012, Hendry County Narcotics Investigators arrested 58 year old Marcellous Charles Mitchell of LaBelle, on charges of Sale of Oxycodone and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a prescription. Mitchell is currently held in the Hendry County Jail on $57,500.00 bond.
January 24, 2012, K-9 Deputy Kirk arrested 39 year old Alton Grimsley, of St. Petersburg, Florida on charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Cocaine. Grimsley was released on $4,500 bond
On January 24, 2012, Hendry County Narcotics Investigators arrested 34 year old Cory Jay White, of Belle Glade, on charges of Sale of cocaine within 1000’ of a Church. White was released on January 28, 2012 on $50,000.00 bond.
On January 24, 2012, Hendry County Narcotics Investigators arrested 19 year old Sonny Cisnero, of LaBelle on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance without a prescription and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Cisnero was released on January 24, 2012 on $7,000.00 bond.
On January 28, 2012, K-9 Deputy Kirk arrested 20 yar old Christopher Miranda, of Clewiston, on Possession of Marijuana charges. Miranda is currently being held on $500.00 bond.
On January 30, 2012, Hendry County Narcotic Investigators arrested 36 year old Juan Marquez, of Labelle, on numerous drug charges of Marijuana and Cocaine Sale. Marquez is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $185,000.00 bond.
Hendry County Deputy Brawner arrested 23 year old Antwon Davis, of Belle Glade, on January 30, 2012. Davis was charged with Marijuana possession. Davis is currently being held on $1,500.00 bond.
On January 31, Hendry County Deputy McVey, arrested Herschel Lewis, 37 years of age, of Clewiston, on Cocaine charges with intent to Sell and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Lewis is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $5,806.00 bond.
Hendry County Sgt. Woods arrested a 14 year old juvenile on Misdemeanor Marijuana charges. The juvenile was later released to their parent.
Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team Recovers Stolen Vehicles and Airboat
After investigating a report of submerged vehicles in Pine Lake located in the Montura Estates community, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team successfully recovered two vehicles and one airboat.
One of the vehicles was an Isuzu Rodeo registered in Hendry County and reported stolen to Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. The other was a Toyota passenger car reported stolen through the Doral Police Department. The Isuzu was intact while the Toyota had been stripped.
The 20 x 8 Diamondback airboat had been stripped, however, the hull was intact and was in good condition. This boat had been reported stolen through the Glades County Sheriff's Office in October.