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K-9 apprehends woman on probation who ran from deputy

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Ashley Brittany Dames, 33, was arrested early this morning and charged with burglary, drug possession, and resisting arrest after she allegedly fled a vehicle that was pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper.

A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper saw a pickup truck run a red light on SR 26 near NW 98th Street and attempt a u-turn, reportedly almost crashing into a vehicle traveling westbound on SR 26. The trooper turned on his lights to perform a traffic stop, but the truck allegedly did not stop and then accelerated and turned north on NW 107th Terrace. The truck reportedly spun out in a driveway on NW 107th Terrace, and the two occupants allegedly ran onto private property. The trooper requested backup from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

Two Sheriff’s deputies assisted the trooper in clearing the vehicle for other occupants, then a K-9 began tracking the suspects. The trooper reported seeing “numerous” clothing items along the path, then, following the K-9, found a purse on the ground that had Dames’s driver’s license inside.

After the K-9 handler announced that a K-9 was tracking, the K-9 led deputies to a wood and tarp structure at the back of the private property and found Dames; the K-9 reportedly bit and secured her on her bicep, and Dames was treated for the bite at the scene by Alachua County Fire Rescue and then transported to an emergency room for further evaluation.

The trooper reported that he found a prescription bottle with a white powdery substance in the immediate area where Dames was found.

Post Miranda, Dames reportedly said she was the passenger in the vehicle and only knows the driver by his street name; the driver was not apprehended. She reportedly denied knowledge of the white powder but admitted that she smokes MDMA; the substance tested positive for cocaine and MDMA.

Dames has been charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug equipment, and resisting arrest without violence. She has five felony convictions and was sentenced to community control in June of 2022 on drug charges. She also had an outstanding warrant for violating the terms of her probation by not reporting to her probation officer as directed and not confining herself to her home as directed. The warrant specifies that she be held without bond.

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. 

  • She didn’t get the memo and doesn’t care to read about the past apprehensions of criminals via K-9s. Then again, maybe she did know and is looking for her lottery winnings.
    Is it any wonder that many Dems are against the use of K-9s in the apprehension of criminals? That’s a crime worth talking about.

    At least the K-9s are up to date on their vaccinations.

    • If were the person in pursuit or the officer in pursuit, K9 would be my choice. Better to not run!

    • I bet you love that, you racist POS, brings back memories of lynching and using dogs to track runaway slaves. Far as the racist ass comments about the K9 being up to date on vaccines, I have you know, Caucasian ppl carry more mutations and strange diseases more than any race. At least she isn’t some mutant albino, that can’t withstand the UV rays of the sun. Go to hell vampire.

      • Look where the real racist decided to go. The comment was probably meant to reassure the public that the K-9 would not be passing on any animal viruses to the arrested person, like rabies or distemper.
        Glass half empty or half full? In your case, not much guessing is there?

      • Strange diseases like AIDS, Monkeypox, Ebola, etc.? Africa’s “great medical contributions” to the whole world? Monkeys aren’t supposed to be viewed as romantic partners, guys. Running from a police dog makes about as much sense.

      • I’m sure calling him a vampire is pretty racist. And why not use your real name? And he didn’t say anything racist. I mean this woman looks like a bag AIDS. Unless you’re implying that only whites get sick; that makes YOU the racist. Creative writing. It’s hard.

      • Right, all the Caucasian diseases like Zika, Ebola, Malaria, S
        icle cell and aids to name a few. Your comment wasn’t just over the top racist it was the most ignorant thing I’ve read in a long time.

  • Racial bias and prejudice absolutely exist. But not in this case. This was the dumbest suspect I have ever seen on this site. It is idiotic to flee from law enforcement.Cops are heroes in my opinion. They protect us from the predators and those who threaten society.

  • Stay tuned for more updates on Alachua County’s infamous “catch and release”program…

    • Yup, Five Felony Convictions, Suppose to be on house arrest. Placed on Community Supervision in June of 2022. Out standing Warrant for V.O.P. Alachua County’s “Catch and Release” program is working just great.

  • Drug aroma makes K-9s go crazy, folks. Say NO to drugs.
    Yesterday at Walmart a petitioner asked if I wanted to legalize pot, to sign it. Nope. We have enough homeless schizos in Fla. already. This gal will be one someday, too.

  • I am against legalizing pot for recreational use. I don’t want kids having access to it But people with multiple sclerosis benefit greatly from it.should be a scheduled controlled substance.

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