Date: April 9, 2012
Time: 11:15 AM
On April 8, 2012 Deputy Mat King stopped a vehicle in the City of Bronson for a minor traffic violation. Upon making contact with the driver, Christopher Lee Holder, Deputy King observed a rifle next to him in the truck.
Through the investigation it was determined that Holder was a convicted felon for fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer and a crash investigation involving a hit & run. Deputy King seized a Remington .22 rifle, Rossi .38 caliber pistol, 20.5 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia (pipe).
Holder was arrested for possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana more than 20 grams (felony) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Major Evan Sullivan stated that he is very proud of his deputies. Our deputies are proactive and always vigilant while out on patrol. Sometimes we hear from the citizens that a deputy stopped them for a routine traffic stop and the deputy seemed extremely cautious. Sullivan reiterates that there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop. This investigation began when Holder did not have a tag displayed on his truck and resulted in several felony arrests and two firearms removed from the streets and a bad guy in jail.
Christopher Lee Holder
8471 NE 118th Lane Bronson
Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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