December 1, 2011

Man who fled from deputies is arrested

Plantation Key -  a man who fled from deputies in his BMW on the afternoon of November 11th was arrested Wednesday.

Deputy Luis Gomez was at the 89 mile marker of the highway at 2:30 p.m. when he saw 26 year old Richard Roof drive by in his white BMW. Deputy Gomez knew Roof had outstanding warrants for grand theft and violation of probation, so he pulled behind him and attempted to stop the car with his lights and sirens activated.

Instead of stopping Roof fled, turning on to several side streets at a high rate of speed. Deputy Gomez lost sight of the vehicle. Sgt. Roy Bogue found it a short time later, parked on the old highway at Schooner Bay Drive. In the car was a woman and her eight year old daughter. They told Sgt. Bogue Roof had jumped out of the car and fled into a wooded area.

The car was seized. A warrant was issued for Roof. On Wednesday, he was arrested and charged with fleeing from deputies, and with the original warrants for grand theft and VOP. He was booked into jail.

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