Arrest Courtney Harvey

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                May 14, 2009 Time:                9:00 AM   Williston, Florida-On May 13, 2009 Courtney Harvey was arrested for two Levy County warrants at 341 S.E. 10 Street Williston and was transported to the Levy County Jail.   Sergeant Matt Fortney with Williston Police Department contacted the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and requested the Sheriff’s K-9 to assist in the arrest of Courtney Harvey.  K-9 Deputy Kevin Kinik with his partner K-9 Rossi and Deputy Joseph Sabbag responded to assist in the arrest.   Sergeant Fortney advised the Deputies that Harvey is known to run and resist law enforcement.  Harvey had two outstanding Levy County warrants for possession of cocaine and resisting arrest without violence and the second warrant was for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and resisting arrest without violence.   When Deputies and Officers from Williston Police Department arrived at 341 S.E. 10 Street Harvey immediately ran on foot in a heavily wooded area. Deputies quickly set up a perimeter and Officer Kevin Osborn with Williston Police Department observed Harvey running in the woods and ordered him to stop running and he was under arrest.  Officer Osborn deployed his taser when Harvey continued to run but only one probe struck Harvey and he was able to run away.   Harvey was spotted running across the intersection at S.E. 3 Ave. at 9 Terrace and Deputy Kinik gave four K-9 announcements “Sheriff’s Office K-9 stop or I will release the dog and he will bite you” but Harvey refused to stop.  K-9 Rossi was released and before Harvey was apprehended by Rossi he stopped running and K-9 Rossi was recalled back to his handler.  Before Harvey could be handcuffed he ran again and another K-9 announcement was given to Harvey to stop but he again refused to stop running.  Harvey was apprehended by K-9 Rossi and he fought K-9 and Deputies and had to be physically subdued.  K-9 Rossi or Deputies were not injured during this incident.  Harvey was transported to Nature Coast Hospital where he was treated and released for K-9 bites.  Harvey has been convicted three times for felony drug charges.   Defendant:   Courtney Cordelroe Harvey 4031 N.E. 208 Terrace Williston, Florida Black Male 11-19-88   ###