Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Man Arrested After Helicopter Chase

CLEWISTON, FL. -- At approximately 12:45 p.m., March 26, 2007, the Hendry County Sheriffs Office received a request from Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for assistance.  A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Helicopter had followed a stolen vehicle into Hendry County to the 1100 block of the Harlem Gardens area.  The Helicopter pilot observed the driver abandon the vehicle and enter a mobile home on Virginia Avenue.  Shortly thereafter, the same person exited the dwelling, wearing a different shirt, and rode away on a bicycle.

Corporal Juan Soto, of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, apprehended the suspect on Mississippi Avenue.  Further investigation by Corporal Soto revealed that the suspect had broken into the mobile home and stolen the shirt and bicycle.  According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Feloice Rivers, age 20 of 51 Bethune Street Belle Glade, Florida, was charged with Criminal Mischief, Burglary of a Dwelling, and First Degree Larceny.  Palm Beach County Deputies will also be filing charges for Fleeing to Elude and Grand Theft Auto. Rivers remains in the Hendry County Jail under a $23,500.00 bond.

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