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Fla. Man Spends 11 Hours in Tree to Avoid Arrest

The suspect allegedly refused to come down from the tree for deputies

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    Fla. Man Spends 11 Hours in Tree to Avoid Arrest

    A Pasco County man who spent eleven hours in a tree to avoid being arrested is now behind bars.

    Jail records show 37-year-old Ray Allen Charron was taken into custody early Saturday morning. He was held in the Land O'Lakes Detention Center on charges that include strong arm robbery, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

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    A sheriff's office report says deputies received a call Friday afternoon about a man who stole a bike by pushing the passenger off. When a deputy arrived, the report says Charron began fighting the deputy, who called for backup. Charron then fled and climbed a 30-foot tree.

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    He didn't come down until eleven hours later.

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