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Homeless man arrested for entering occupied home, breaking front porch light

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla – Abraham Lamont Gordon, 41, was arrested early this morning after allegedly entering an occupied home, then damaging the residents’ porch light, grabbing an officer’s radio, and resisting arrest. Gordon, who is listed as homeless on the arrest report, also allegedly had amphetamines in his possession at the time of his arrest.

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to a call about an unauthorized person entering an occupied home; the victims said that when they saw Gordon in their home, he ran back out of the house. However, Gordon allegedly returned to the front porch a short time later and repeatedly turned the door knob of the front door in an attempt to enter the home again. He also allegedly pulled a porch light off the wall and broke it.

Officers reportedly saw Gordon leaving the front porch of the home and ordered him to stop, but he allegedly failed to comply and resisted attempts to place him in handcuffs. Gordon also allegedly grabbed an officer’s radio and threw it to the ground; Gordon and several officers also landed on the hood of a car during the struggle, causing about $500 in damage to the car.

In a search incident to arrest, a bag was reportedly found containing a substance that tested positive for amphetamines.

Post Miranda, Gordon reportedly said he had been picking up trash and that the bag of amphetamines must have been in the trash.

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Gordon has served three state prison sentences and was most recently released in May of 2020 after serving three years on Leon County charges of robbery and trafficking in stolen property. He is also facing a sworn complaint of battery on an officer after officers responded to a complaint about a man who was talking to people who were not there and then ran up to a passerby and hit him repeatedly; he also allegedly spit on the officer who arrested him.

Gordon has been charged with unarmed burglary, two counts of property damage, depriving police of a means of communication, resisting arrest without violence, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bail information is not available on holidays.

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. 

  • Lock this whack job up for all that he’s done, but what the heck?

    “depriving police of a means of communication”

    That has to be one of the weirdest laws I’ve ever seen quoted.

    To take the idea one step further, maybe grab an old passenger van from Craigslist and round up/daily drop them at Poe and Ward’s houses.

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