A Stock Island man, wanted on numerous outstanding warrants, fled from deputies Wednesday and was arrested a short time later at his home.
Deputy Lazaro Valdes was on patrol on 5th Street, Stock Island just after noon when he saw 29 year old Orlando Grimon driving a white Kia. He knew Grimon was wanted so he turned around and followed him, attempting to stop the vehicle.
Grimon sped up, traveling 60 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. He quickly turned several times, finally turning into the parking lot of Stock Island Apartments on 3rd Avenue. He jumped out of the vehicle and ran into apartment 213, where he lives with his wife.
Deputy Valdes knocked on the door. Grimon’s wife answered and, at first, refused to comply with the deputies orders to tell Grimon to come out of the apartment. Grimon eventually came out, surrendering to Deputy Valdes.
Grimon was charged with fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving, violating a domestic violence injunction, three counts of failure to appear in court, failure to register as a sexual offender and with an outstanding warrant from Miami-Dade County.
When Deputy Valdes told Grimon he was being charged with failing to register as a sexual offender, Grimon asked the deputy how he could register if he was “on the run” for all the other outstanding warrants.
Grimon was booked into jail.