Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Pudding Tane" Arrest Later Identified as Eric Priest



Date:               March 22, 2012

Time:               9:30 AM


On March 21, 2012 Deputy Jason Gallup responded to a residential alarm at 19931 NE 33rd Street in Morriston.  Prior to Gallup's arrival the Communication Center received a call from a man complaining about the alarm and identified himself as "Pudding Tane".


Upon arriving at the alarm call Deputy Gallup observed a white male on the property.  The man became agitated when Gallup asked him to identify himself and he identified himself as "Pudding Tane".  Due to Pudding Tane not cooperating with the investigation he was detained and he became more evasive, combative and refused to cooperate with Deputy Gallup.  The subject struck Gallup almost knocking him to the ground and he was subsequently arrested for battery on a Police Officer and resisting arrest without violence. 


The subject was later identified through fingerprints as Eric Priest and he didn't live at the residence.




Eric D. Priest

19871 SE 34th Place

Morriston, Fl.

W/M, 08/08/1958







Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
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