FHP: man escaped from traffic stop; spotted by same troopers the next day

Published: Nov. 6, 2019 at 12:35 PM EST
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An Alachua man was arrested after troopers said he ran from a traffic stop, only to be seen by the same trooper the next day.

According to the arrest report, Florida Highway Patrol said they performed a traffic stop on Roddrae Antiono Williams, 28, for following too close to another vehicle on I-75 Monday.

During the traffic stop, troopers said they could smell marijuana coming from the car and asked Williams to step out and walk to the Troopers' car. Trooper Morgan noticed Williams acting nervous and started moving back to his car as they were running his license.

Williams ran to his car and attempted to drive away, so Trooper Morgan tried to stop him from shifting gears. Trooper Orchard deployed his taser, forcing Trooper Morgan to let go of Williams as he started driving away.

On Tuesday, both troopers recognized Williams riding in a car near the Oaks Mall. Williams then ran out of the car with a bag into the food court entrance where he was arrested.

Inside the bag, troopers found 242 grams of marijuana, 27 grams of crack cocaine, 57 grams of cocaine, 1 MDMA pill, and 3 grams of "molly".

Williams was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing from police, resisting an officer and seven drug possession charges. He was booked at the Alachua County Jail with a bond set at $310,000.

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