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James Hendrix Beasley
13312 Evening Sunset Lane
- Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
- Resisting Arrest with Violence
- Petit Theft (handcuffs)
- VOP x2 for Grand Theft of a Firearm
- VOP x1 for Burglary of a Dwelling
Kieron Jamal Lewis
11802 Stonewood Gate Drive
- Obstruction or Opposing an Officer
On 17 June, 2013, at approximately, 1:30 am, deputies responded to 13312 Evening Sunset Lane in Riverview Florida to serve active felony warrants on James Beasley for three counts of felony violation of probation for 2 counts of Grand Theft of a Firearm and one count of Burglary of a Dwelling.
Deputies arrived and knocked on the front door and we're met by Kieron Lewis and James Beasley. Deputies asked for James Beasley and both men indicated Beasley had left several hours earlier.
One deputy recognized James Beasley from previous arrest standing behind Lewis in the doorway. Deputies took custody of Beasley and began handcuffing him. Beasley began violently resisting and struck one deputy with his forearm. Beasley was able to break free from the deputies grasp and flee on foot in between several houses with a set of handcuffs dangling on one arm.
Detectives began searching Beasley's friends, family and associates and ended up locating and arresting him on June 17, 2013 at 7 pm at 2901 Windermere Oaks Lane in Tampa. Beasley was charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Escape and Petit Theft in addition to Beasley's previous list of criminal charges he faced.
Detectives will continue with this investigation with expectation of arresting additional individuals who participated in assisting Beasley avoid apprehension.
Beasley is currently in the Hillsborough County Jail with no bond.