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Man arrested for stealing police officer’s badge and ammunition

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Elon Albert-Christin Hendrix, 24, was arrested yesterday evening on charges of car burglary, theft, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

A Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer reported on January 21 that his vehicle was burglarized and that his department-issued wallet, department ID, and off-duty badge were stolen. The victim also reported that he was missing about 60 12-gauge shotgun shells and that there was no forced entry to his vehicle.

On January 26, GPD received a tip that Hendrix was in possession of stolen property, including a GPD badge and ID. GPD made contact with Hendrix at his residence, and Hendrix gave consent to search his bedroom. The officer reported that the search found a backpack containing 16 12-gauge shotgun shells, some hunting equipment, 2 large knives in sheaths, 2 insurance cards, and a checkbook. The insurance cards and checkbook did not belong to Hendrix, and it was later discovered that they were reported stolen from a different vehicle on January 26.

Post Miranda, Hendrix reportedly said he found the backpack “4 or 5 days ago” and kept it, intending to sell the shotgun shells on the street. He said he threw the badge and ID in his back yard, and the items were found there. Hendrix has eight felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Hendrix has been charged with unarmed burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, petit theft, and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. He is being held on $105,000 bail.

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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. 

  • So, eight felony convictions, and still out on the street. There ought to be a law against that.

  • Waiting to hear more about Interim Chief of Police recent findings stating 70% of crimes committed against black people are by other black people.

    Pretty sad that the BLM movement has convinced progressive liberal white people to feel guilty about how they treated black people 120+ years ago but they can’t convince black people to care about how they treat other black people today.

    Shouldn’t be too surprised – progressive liberals aren’t exactly the brightest crayons in the box.

    • Post traumatic slave disorder and there is no cure or rehabilitation for it! The opposite of post traumatic slave disorder is “white privilege”

      • Is there a message in your comment somewhere? If so, please elaborate.

  • Another success story. He will be living or preying off the taxpayers for the rest of his life. Keep him in jail before he can hurt others. He has no future but jail.

  • The police vehicle was not locked? Sound familiar? The cruiser had 60 shot gun shells available for what? This dumb s___ from GPD needs to end now! Don’t blame the arrested, he’s an eight-time convicted felon. Maybe he can be hired as a Violence Interrupter. He has the credentials, and the program is short a few. Sounds like a win-win right? Only in the city of Gainesville, Florida. GPD is corrupt and the latest final Operational Audit clearly points that out unless you just can’t stomach the truth. There is much more to come on GPD which is down 35% on patrol billets while the city burns. We still have some good cops left so someone needs to respond to these issues NOW before we’re left with just dirty cops and questionable leadership.

  • Have the parks department put up some social justice murals…put up “10,20, life. Use a gun and your done”
    Billboards and bring back law & order. We have
    No law & order if we got bums in street medians
    Panhandling. It looks very tacky. Can this new
    Interim city manager do something about panhandlers in
    Street medians? Or do we all let it slide for equity??

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