LaBelle, FL- The Hendry County Sheriffs Officer issued the following alert on their Facebook page at 4:48 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020:
Hendry County Deputies along with Investigators have set up a perimeter in the area of State Road 29 and Evans Road to include A Road and Dustin Drive.
Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white GMC truck pulling a trailer, later determined to be stolen from Highlands County. The driver refused to stop leading deputies on a short vehicle pursuit. Once stopped the driver ran from deputies where they became involved in a foot pursuit. The passenger, identified as Melissa Sutton, was taken into custody.
The driver is described as a white male, wearing a green t-shirt and jeans. He was witnessed to have run into a wooded area behind residents.
It is not believed residents are in any danger, however, deputies are out with K-9’s and residents are asked to stay inside the homes and lock their doors.
Report any suspicious persons to law enforcement.
For more information and updates, follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hendrysheriff/