Deputy David Lariz had information from a Crime Stoppers tip that 34 year old Frank Jones might be traveling on the highway in a mint green BMW. At 5:30 p.m., Deputy Lariz spotted the car southbound at the 11 mile marker of the highway.
He followed it and watched it pull into a condominium complex at 201 Coppitt Road. Frank Jones, wanted on multiple charges including false imprisonment and aggravated battery, got out of the driver s seat. Two small children got out of the back seat and a woman, the registered owner of the car, got out of the passenger seat.
Deputy Lariz confronted Jones. Jones was visibly nervous and began to back away. Deputy Lariz asked Jones to give up quietly and not to cause any problems in front of the children. Jones began reaching in his pockets despite the deputies orders to keep his hands in sight. Deputy Lariz deployed his Taser, hitting Jones but Jones was still able to turn and flee southbound on the highway. He was apprehended with the assistance of Lt. John Crane from the Sheriff s Detention Center, who was in the area at the time and acted as backup.
Jones license had been suspended numerous times. He was taken into custody, and faces the following charges:
Driving with license suspended with knowledge
Failure to register as a career offender
Aggravated battery and kidnapping / false imprisonment (Key West Police warrant)