Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bike Ride Ends In Felony Arrest

A nighttime bike ride ended in a 55-year-old man’s arrest on a felony charge in Golden Gate on Monday.

Michael Earl Boykin, who arrest reports say is homeless, was riding in the alley near the 2600 block of Tropicana Boulevard around 7:45 p.m. when a deputy stopped him for not having a light on his bicycle, arrest reports said.

Further investigation by the deputy revealed there was a warrant out for Boykin’s arrest on a violation of county probation charge for a previous battery arrest, reports said.

A search of Boykin turned up a small plastic bag with cocaine inside, a paper towel containing marijuana and a pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine inside his pockets, reports said.

Boykin was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, a felony, and possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of narcotic equipment and on the violation of probation charge, all misdemeanors.