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K9 team apprehends fugitive; companion charged with assault on officer and resisting arrest

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Roshawn Keon Bradley, 20, and Kei’arous Lamar Hopkins, 22, were arrested yesterday after the two allegedly fled from deputies who were trying to arrest Hopkins on a warrant.

A team from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ASO), including a K9 unit, contacted Bradley and Hopkins as they came out of a convenience store at 1542 NE 23rd Avenue and got into Bradley’s car, with Bradley in the driver’s seat. The deputies moved their car behind Bradley’s car to prevent him from backing out of the parking spot.

The K9 unit and a deputy immediately got out of their car and gave verbal commands to Bradley and Hopkins, but they reportedly refused to get out of the car. More units arrived to provide backup, then Bradley allegedly shifted into reverse and backed into the ASO vehicle, then drove along the walkway in front of the store, driving over barrier posts. The car was then pinned in by ASO vehicles.

Bradley and Hopkins reportedly fled on foot and were apprehended by K9 Rous.

Deputies reported that they could smell marijuana in the car, and an AR-style pistol could be seen protruding from a bag on the passenger side floorboard (where Hopkins had been sitting) after the door was opened. They also reportedly found two containers of marijuana in the bag. The amount, 155 grams, is more than is typically associated with personal use.

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After being placed in an ASO vehicle, Hopkins allegedly kicked the door hard enough to bend it and keep it from closing. He also allegedly urinated in the back of the vehicle during transport after announcing that he intended to do that.

An ASO deputy reported that when Bradley drove on the walkway in front of the store, he had to move back to avoid being hit.

Bradley has been charged with aggravated assault on an officer, fleeing, and resisting arrest without violence. Bradley was previously arrested in January and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a concealed firearm without a permit, and driving with a suspended license. He was released on his own recognizance with a GPS monitor. In March, the drug possession and firearm possession charges were dropped, and he was only formally charged with driving without a valid license. That charge was dropped in April. He is being held on $160,000 bail.

Hopkins has been charged with possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of marijuana within 1000 feet of a school, resisting arrest without violence, and property damage over $200. He has four felony convictions, is currently on probation for cocaine possession, and had a warrant for violating the terms of his probation by not reporting to his probation officer and moving without updating his address. He also had an outstanding warrant for trying to cash fraudulent checks and using someone else’s debit card to get cash. Hopkins is being held without bond on the probation violation and on a total of $360,000 bail on the other charges.

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. 

  • K-9s work for food…should have given him a bone.

    Man’s best friend…unless you’re a criminal.

    Should have put the K-9 in the backseat. In all likelihood would have at least caused him to crap in his pants.

    One last thing, those laws to persuade criminals to not have guns – the criminals didn’t feel they needed to obey. Protect yourselves and your families if you’re able.

  • Children with funny names will NOT integrate into society properly. Unless they’re standup comedians, unlike these two.

      • Until it’s your loved one😔… Beware of the cruel comments you favor upon others.. God is real💙 I said what I said

        • You’re right, God is real. Maybe these two should have had Him in their lives and maybe, just maybe they wouldn’t be living their lives of crime.
          Hopefully I’m wrong and they decided to venture down their own life of crime but statistics show that a parent or two is/was missing in their lives. Maybe, if parents would have taken an interest and played a more active role in parenting, they wouldn’t be living lives of crime either.
          Then again, who are we to judge? I guess that’s up to the judge and jury now isn’t it? Instead of waiting for the Final Judgement, they’ll instead be judged for these crimes.

          For those two reasons alone – my loved ones would never have acted in the way these two did.

  • Hopefully the state attorneys office actually goes through with this case instead of looking for any reason to drop it. Let’s see some prison time instead of putting the guy who violated his probation back on probation.

    • Do any of those thugs get a regular haircut anymore? Or just glue pecan logs from Stucky’s to their head?

  • Law enforcement found 155 grams of marijuana in the vehicle…is the law more than 22grams is a felony? I want to know more about the AR-15 style pistol? Are these guys both felons? Are they both going to be charged since they both had access to the gun and ammunition?

  • Eventually all previous charges against Bradley were dropped. Two felonies & one traffic.
    Apparently the 8th circuit is still up to its old tricks. And people wonder why crime is so high in Alachua county.
    Drop them charges folks, it was only a violent felony, perp only had 15 prior felony convictions.
    Makes you feel safe at night doesn’t it ?

  • What a Bunch of Pig’s who pees in the back of a cop car ! How Gross and Nasty, I hope they left him all night in his dirty ass pant’s.. I would be embarrassed if these were my kids..

  • It is time to put them away. Sounds like the S A is not doing his job. I hope the K9 put the bite on them. AR -15 is enough to say by by for a extra long time. Great job SO.

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