Month: March 2014

LCSO and FHP combine to arrest Drug / Traffic Offender

Cooperation and conditioning at
their finest. 

Yesterday, March 4, 2014 the Florida
Highway Patrol was monitoring traffic on CR 335 east of SR 41 in the Raleigh area of Levy
County. Trooper Michael Corrao
clocked a vehicle in excess of the posted speed limit and initiated a traffic
stop. The driver made an abrupt turn onto NE 190 Avenue and fled on foot from
the vehicle.  The driver left a passenger
and her two children in the vehicle to deal with the Trooper’s questions. An “All
Call” for assistance from Trooper Corrao was answered by Lieutenants Shawn Hunt
and Perry Ott and Deputy Patricia Horne. 

Lt. Ott spotted the suspect and
radioed his location to responding units as the suspect fled on foot. Lt. Hunt
gave chase on foot, and due to his after hours conditioning, was able to chase
down and apprehend the suspect after a lengthy foot chase through fields,
yards and woods. 

Arrested was Shaun M. Klein
12-13-83 of Gainesville
on numerous charges. These charges include possession of cocaine, resisting
arrest, driving on a suspended license,  and failure to obey Law Enforcement order to
stop. In addition, Klein was also booked at the Levy County
Detention Center
on several outstanding warrants for Violation of Probation/grand theft, dealing
in stolen property and false information to a pawn broker. 

LCSO thanks the FHP for their
continued assistance in making Levy
County safer. 



Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111

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