IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE
Date: September 16, 2009
Time: 3:45 PM
Morriston, Florida-On September 15, 2009 Deputy Prine arrested Delrich Bess for two counts of aggravated assault on firemen and also arrested a 17 year juvenile for disorderly conduct.
The Morriston Fire Department responded to 21671 SE 70th Street in reference to persons burning tires behind the residence. Upon the Fire Departments arrival and attempting to extinguish the fire Bess assaulted two firemen by swinging a 12 inch knife in a threatening manner. Bess placed the two firemen in fear of their life and they were forced to retreat in the fire truck.
Upon arrival Deputy Prine made contact with Bess and the juvenile and questioned them about the allegations. Deputy Prine questioned Bess about the incident and Bess claimed that he did not have a knife. During the investigation Bess and the juvenile were extremely abrasive towards Deputy Prine by using profanity.
Deputy Prine arrested Bess for two counts of aggravated assault on firemen and the juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct. After Bess was placed in the patrol car he stated that he had a knife but never verbally threatened the victims. Bess is currently in the Levy County Jail on a $ 20,000 bond.
Delrich Kenyon Bess
2264 NW 12th Street