Thursday, January 3, 2019

Armed Man Arrested

January 3, 2019

On January 2, 2019 at 4:45 AM Levy County Deputies responded to 11151 NE 83 Place in Bronson after receiving a 911 call. The 911 caller told dispatchers a man was beating on the front door and demanding to see his girlfriend. The 911 caller gave the dispatcher a description of this person and said he could see this man was holding a gun. The man entered the vehicle described by the 911 caller and attempted to leave just prior to deputies’ arrival. He was stopped by deputies as he left the property.

Deputies took this person, identified as Jason Kit-Patrick Patterson (2-2-81) of Gainesville, into custody and began their investigation. Deputies learned Patterson went to this home to find his girlfriend whom he suspected was cheating on him with another man. The investigation determined the girlfriend was at the home but the 911 caller did not know who Patterson was. The gun described by the 911 caller was found on the ground near where the caller told dispatchers he was standing just prior to their arrival. The suspect was also searched. Deputies found 18 Xanax, 9 grams of methamphetamines, 8 grams of powder cocaine and two pieces of crack cocaine in his pockets. Deputies then discovered Patterson is an 18 time convicted felon in Florida and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.  

Patterson was arrested and booked into the Levy County Detention Facility. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance (Xanax) without a prescription and possession of methamphetamines. He is being held in lieu of a $226,000.00 bond.