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Woman afraid of warrant that didn’t exist jailed after giving officer false names

Latasha Deon Owens

An Ocala woman who was riding a bicycle with no headlight on Sunday was arrested after giving an Ocala police officer two false names.

The officer stopped 42-year-old Latasha Deon Owens in the area of SW 1st Street and SW 19th Avenue and she claimed she didn’t have identification with her. She told the officer her name was Natasha Tucker with a date of birth of April 2, 1977. But when that name proved to be false, she then claimed to be Natasha Diane Davis with the same date of birth, an Ocala police report states.

After the officer told her he couldn’t find information on anyone named Natasha Diane Davis, Owens told him her correct name and said she had used a fake identity because she had an outstanding warrant for violating her probation, the report says.

The officer then checked Owens’ information in the computer system and discovered that she did not have an outstanding warrant. But she was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.

Owens was released late Monday afternoon on her own recognizance and is due in a Marion County courtroom on Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. to answer to the charge.

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