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Call about armed teenager leads to arrest of man wanted for failure to appear in court on domestic battery charges

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tyreic Terrel Brewer, 19, was arrested last night after he ran from deputies who were responding to a call about an armed subject matching his description.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Maa and Paa Grocery at 6410 SW 8th Avenue at about 5 p.m. yesterday after a call about a teenager armed with a gun. The caller said that three black males who all appeared to be about 16 years old were running toward the store and that the one with the gun was wearing a blue shirt.

The deputy arrived within seconds of the call and found Brewer and a 17-year-old male standing in the parking lot; Brewer was wearing a blue shirt. The deputy noted that Brewer was standing near a car, “messing with his clothing and holding his waistband on the right-hand side.” Brewer reportedly walked away towards Linton Oaks, but a deputy blocked his path with a patrol car. The responding deputy removed his gun from its holster and held it next to his leg, then Brewer, who was still holding his waistband, reportedly began to yell, “He has a gun!”, which led to others in the parking lot scattering. The other teen also reportedly yelled, “He has a gun!”, and they both reportedly jumped a chain link fence and ran away.

The two teens were reportedly captured near a retention pond, where they volunteered that nobody had a gun, although the deputy wrote that nobody had asked them about that. Brewer had an active warrant for failure to appear on a domestic battery charge, so he was detained. A search incident to arrest reportedly found 7.17 grams of MDPV (Scram) divided into two bags and 1.93 grams of cocaine.

Brewer reportedly said he found the drugs on the ground; the report states that the gun investigation is still ongoing.

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The 17-year-old was reportedly cooperative and respectful and was released to a family member.

Brewer was charged with possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest without violence. He has three felony convictions and is on pre-trial release on two domestic battery charges; the second incident also violated the pre-trial release condition to have no contact with the victim in the first incident. Bail information is not available on holidays, but the warrant recommends $30,000 bail for failure to appear in court.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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