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Suspect 'looking for work' at 4 a.m.

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By The Staff

On Feb. 28, Wesley Leon Lindsey of Southwest 73rd St. Road, Ocala, was arrested on a Marion County warrant. During the arrest the defendant resisted arrest with violence and fought two Levy County deputies.

At 3:51 A.M. the Levy County Sheriff's Office Communication Center received a call at 5251 N.E. 140th Court in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the driveway. The caller stated that the dogs were barking at a white male walking in front of the residence.

Upon arrival K-9 Deputy Jay Crooms and Deputy Tom Martin observed a Silver 1999 GMC truck parked in the driveway. When the deputies made contact with the subject he gave a false name of Shawn Miller, with the wrong date of birth.

During the investigation the subject fled on foot and was apprehended by deputies. The defendant resisted arrest resulting in minor injuries to both deputies. The defendant was transported to Nature Coast Hospital where he was treated and released.

The defendant, 36, gave a false name because he knew he was wanted in Marion County for burglary of a dwelling and grand theft. Upon interview of the defendant at 3:51 a.m. he stated that he was out looking for work mowing yards. The defendant was driving a stolen truck from Marion County. The Marion County Sheriff's Department is in the process of obtaining a warrant for burglary and grand theft.

The defendant was transported to the Levy County Jail on local charges for two counts of battery on a Law enforcement officer, two counts resisting arrest with violence, and resisting arrest without violence.