An Ocklawaha man found himself behind bars early Saturday morning after a caller reported suspicious activity in a neighborhood and a light being shined inside a home.
A sheriff’s deputy responded to the home, where the caller said a vehicle had been parked for about five minutes. The deputy spotted the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver, later identified as 37-year-old Robert Perrin Burton, refused to stop, a sheriff’s office report states.
The deputy initiated a maneuver to disable the vehicle and after being taken into custody, Burton allegedly gave deputies a false name. But they soon figured out who he was and he was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail.
Burton was charged with fleeing/eluding an officer with lights and siren active, giving false identification to a law enforcement officer and failing to register a motor vehicle. He also had outstanding violation of probation warrants for burglary of a conveyance, burglary of a structure and grand theft ($300 to less than $2,000). He is being held on $6,000 on the new charges and no bond on the probation violations and is due in court April 6 and April 21 to answer to the charges.