Wednesday, March 5, 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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