January 12, 2018
On January 12, 2018 Levy County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Mike Sinclair and Kellie Ward responded to the area of 17650 SW 78th Place near Cedar Key, Florida. The deputies were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been parked there overnight.
The Deputies made contact with a male subject who was later identified as James Carden (7-24-89). Carden was accompanied by a female companion. Carden initially provided a false name to Deputy Sinclair. During the time the deputies were attempting to verify the identities of the subjects, Carden attempted to flee on foot. After a short foot chase through mud, briars and bushes, Deputy Sinclair caught Carden and both deputies took him into custody. Both deputies suffered minor injuries during the chase. They also had to change into clean, dry uniforms to complete their tours of duty.
After detaining Carden, the deputies were able to positively identify him. They learned that Carden was wanted in Franklin County, Florida. Carden was arrested for Giving a False Name to Law Enforcement and Resisting Arrest Without Violence. Carden is being held at the Levy County Detention Center and will have his first appearance in court on January 13, 2018. Carden will face the Franklin County charges after the resolution of his Levy County case.
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