Williston Police Reports

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Two drivers run, but don't get far

By The Staff

Two drivers who chose to flee from police traffic stops have been arrested by the Williston Police Department.

A high-speed chase that reached more than 100 mph ended in the arrest of Tyree L. Brown, 23, of Northeast 4th Avenue, Williston, on charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding (a felony), driving while license suspended or revoked four times, resisting without violence and reckless driving.

According to a report by Officer Kevin Sheppard, he stopped a vehicle on April 18 at Northeast 13th Street and Northeast 1st Avenue for having illegally tinted windows. After the officer stopped and started to get out of his car, Brown took off on 13th Street toward County Road 318.

According to the report he ran the stop sign and headed east on CR318 toward the Marion County line. He was traveling at greater than 105 mph, the report read. He turned south on 17th Court after reaching speeds of 110 mph, but when he tried to turn into a driveway he ran into a wooded area and crashed into a tree.

Another officer joined in a subsequent foot chase and Tasered the suspect, bringing about his arrest.

Brown was taken to the county jail, then back to the hospital when he complained about chest pains, then back to the jail.

A week earlier officers also attempted to stop a vehicle for window tint violation, and this time the driver, identified as Grace M. Race, didn’t stop. The driver, 22, of Northeast 13th Lane, ran a stop sign at the 600 block of Southeast 1st Avenue then pulled into the peanut mill. At that time a man ran from the car. The woman was told to stay where she was and the officer gave chase to get the passenger, but he got away. When the officer returned to the original location, the woman and her car were gone.

A tip led police to Southeast 4th Avenue where they located the car and the driver, who was charged with fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended or revoked two times and resisting without violence.

In other arrests:

Robert L. Humphrey, 42, of West Noble Avenue, was accused of domestic battery, criminal mischief and protection order violation after an incident at his home.

John Thomas Brooks II, 27, of Southeast 6th Lane, was charged with driving while license was suspended or revoked after being stopped for speeding and changing lanes without a signal.

Ryan William Trulland, 23, of West Noble Avenue, was arrested on a Levy County warrant for failure to appear, battery. Bond $1,000.

Gerika Shardee Donald, no age listed, of Northeast 2nd Place, was arrested for retail theft and possession of cannabis less than 20 grams after she was spotted by the store manager at Family Dollar. A subsequent search by police discovered the drugs.