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Man Arrested with Firearm, Ammo after Foot Chase from Stolen Van

Indian River firearm arrest

What to Do After a Indian River Firearm Arrest

An incident on October 8 that began with a traffic stop at 2 a.m. ended with a man being taken into custody in Indian River County on multiple charges. When a situation like this happens, it may be helpful for the person detained to contact an Indian River County criminal lawyer for information on what to do next.

According to the arrest affidavit, the traffic stop occurred on Old Dixie Highway. An 18-year-old man was driving a white Dodge Caravan that had been stolen. At first, he sped away, but then he jumped out of the van and fled on foot.

The deputy pursued him across several yards and three fences. The deputy reports that once he caught up with the man, he gave multiple verbal commands to the man to show him what was in his hand.

When the man did not comply with the deputy’s orders, the deputy used his taser on the man. In the report, he said that as he did so, he saw that the man was reaching for a firearm that was in the pocket of his hoodie. When a person is involved in a case involving a gun, they might need an Indian River firearm arrest lawyer to help them prepare a defense.

According to the deputy, the man’s gun had nine rounds and one in the chamber. The man also had another magazine in his pocket that had nine more rounds in it.

The man said he had been on his way to get his girlfriend in the stolen van. He was jailed without bail and is facing charges that include fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, resisting arrest without violence, grand theft auto and traffic violations. One possible advantage of contacting an Indian River firearm arrest lawyer is that they may be able to help a person in a bail hearing.

Hiring a Indian River Firearm Arrest Lawyer

Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. is an Indian River County criminal lawyer who works with both federal and state cases. He may help ensure that a person’s rights are observed if that person is accused of a crime. This includes a presumption of innocence and the right to a trial. He may also help with appeals and might be able to assist people who have previously had ineffective legal counsel. If you or a friend or family member is dealing with a similar legal situation, contact The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at 772-489-2200.