Man arrested with debit/identification cards from 17 different people


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dennis Lamonte Kiesig, 40, was arrested early yesterday morning after Gainesville Police Department officers responded to a report that two men were looking through the windows of parked cars at the Ridgemar Commons apartment complex.

An officer made contact with Kiesig, who reportedly attempted to hide behind a dumpster before trying to flee on his bike. The officer apprehended him after he fell off the bike.

Post Miranda, Kiesig reportedly consented to a search of his belongings, which yielded 19 debit/identification cards from 17 different people. Victims contacted by officers reportedly said they had never met Kiesig.

The second man was identified as Dustin Anthony Carnes, 37.

Kiesig has been charged with felony possession of personal identification of five or more people. He has 25 felony convictions and has served two state prison terms; he is being held on $2,500 bail.

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  • $2500 bond?
    Imagine the disruption, frustration and cost to the people who’s bank or store accounts have been compromised.
    Great job GPD.

    • Apparently the disruption, frustration and cost to innocent citizens is of no import to the judicial system.

  • $2500 bond, really? I guess his previous 25 felony convictions and two prison terms resulted in him not being considered a “Lifelong Criminal”! Was this a result of a “lenient” Judge, or “progressive” State Attorney?

  • They should give him a haircut & a C19 booster while he’s on 39th. Everyone in jail & at Grace should get a mandatory C19 shot.

    • Crypt Keeper hair-dos are not conducive to re-entering the workforce and becoming a productive member of society.

  • Dennis is obviously now addicted to meth. I met him in prison (Lake Butler). Poor guy. He seems to have fallen on hard times. He doesn’t look like he is going to last long in this world. Sad.

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