Friday, August 1, 2008

Career Criminal Nabbed In Chase

A man who deputies say is a career criminal was arrested Thursday following a vehicle pursuit by deputies that started in Naples Park and ended in south Lee County, sheriff’s reports said.

Renel Herand, 36, whose address was unavailable, was charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, providing false information to law enforcement, and possession of marijuana.

Arrest reports say Herand was driving a blue PT Cruiser in a reckless manner on U.S. 41 North near 109th Avenue North around 1 a.m. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Herand accelerated in an attempt to elude them, reports say.

Deputies engaged in a pursuit of the PT Cruiser along U.S. 41 North. The pursuit ended near the intersection of Corkscrew Road in south Lee after deputies using law enforcement techniques brought the PT Cruiser to a stop, report said.

Further investigation by deputies revealed Herand, who initially gave deputies several fake names, is a documented career criminal with a suspended driver’s license and a history of drug violations and sex crimes, reports said.

He was arrested and booked into the Lee County jail, reports said.