Man Wanted on Several Charges Found in Florida Keys: Deputies

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies called 34-year-old Frank Jones a "designated career criminal."

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014  |  Updated 2:55 PM EDT
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A man wanted on several charges was stopped in the Florida Keys on a Crime Stoppers tip, deputies said.

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies received a tip around Friday that 34-year-old Frank Jones might be traveling on U.S. 1 in a mint green BMW. At about 5:30 p.m., a deputy saw the car going southbound at mile marker 11.

The deputy followed the car and saw it pull into a condominium at 201 Coppitt Road, officials said. Two small children got out of the car along with a woman, who deputies said is the registered owner of the car.

The deputy then confronted Jones, who grew nervous and began to walk away, deputies said. While the deputy asked Jones to not cause a scene in front of the children, Jones began reaching into his pockets, so the deputy used his Taser on the suspect, officials said.
Yet Jones was able to get away despite being hit with the Taser and he fled southbound on the highway, deputies said. Another deputy acting as back saw him getting away and was able to apprehend him, deputies said.

Deputies called Jones a "designated career criminal," saying he was wanted on numerous felony warrants including false imprisonment and aggravated battery. After Friday, he was charged additionally with driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest and failure to register as a career offender.

It was not known whether Jones has an attorney.

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