Man arrested on five warrants for eight felonies and eight misdemeanors


Larry Gaines III, 21, was arrested yesterday on multiple warrants that included eight felonies, eight misdemeanors, and a violation of probation.

The first warrant was issued in November of 2020 for an October 2020 incident in which Gaines allegedly rammed another car. Gaines was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and damage to property and is being held on $65,000 bail in that case.

In September of 2020, Gaines allegedly stole some items from the home of a former roommate and was identified from video surveillance. The warrant in that case was issued in January of 2021. Bail for that case is set at $67,500.

The second warrant was from a May 2021 incident in which Gaines allegedly accelerated his car toward a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer and her K-9. He then allegedly fled, drove through two yards, then ran from the vehicle. At the time, he also had outstanding warrants from other counties. The Alachua County warrant in that case was issued in July of 2021. Bail for that case is set at $115,000.

In July of 2021, Gaines allegedly used a car that he didn’t own to flee a GPD officer who was trying to make contact with him. Bail is set at $50,000 in that case.

A warrant was also issued in December of 2020 for violation of probation in a 2019 case. Gaines is being held without bond in that case.

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. 

  • I’m offended that Gainesville has a name that resembles this career criminal’s. Now that I’ve awaken to that, I feel it’s paramount the city change it’s name before I’m distraught with anxiety. I think Joe should repay my loans to the University of Florida at Gainesville too because employers see the crime occurring here and think it may be systemic within the community. I just hope Joe forgives my debt before someone tells him how fiscally incompetent our local leadership is because he may think that’s systemic within Crimesville as well.

    I’m going to stop now, I need to find my medication to ward off this depression anxiety attack just thinking about this has caused.

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