HomeCrimePair arrested after guns and marijuana allegedly found in car
Pair arrested after guns and marijuana allegedly found in car
July 16, 2022
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fredrick Tyrone Perryman, 20, and James Zacchaeus Scarborough, 22, were arrested yesterday after handguns and distribution amounts of marijuana were allegedly found in their car.
A Gainesville Police Department officer pulled over a car in the 4000 block of SW 23rd Street at about 4:00 p.m. yesterday, and the driver, later identified as Perryman, reportedly immediately got out of the car and started to walk away, saying he lived at that location; the officer wrote that he had to order Perryman back to the vehicle. The officer reported that he smelled marijuana as soon as the car door opened. He also reported that the passenger, later identified as Scarborough, kept reaching under the front passenger seat. The officer said that although he ordered Scarborough to open the passenger side door multiple times, he refused, and the officer had to open the door.
The officer reported finding a bag with about 23 grams of marijuana in the front passenger door pocket, and under the bag was a loaded handgun. Another bag with 15 grams of marijuana was reportedly found under the front passenger seat.
The officer reported finding a backpack on the back seat with about 135 grams of marijuana and another loaded handgun. The backpack was accessible to both the driver and the passenger.
Post Miranda, both defendants reportedly said they were going to visit someone at the location, which contradicted Perryman’s earlier statement that he lived there. Both reportedly denied ownership of the marijuana or guns in the car.
Perryman was charged as an adult on charges of armed home invasion robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and fleeing from an incident when he was 15 years old; at the time, he was on juvenile probation for car theft. He was adjudicated guilty as a juvenile, entered into a “max risk” program, and put on probation until he was 19. A 2019 charge of fleeing and a 2021 charge of car theft were dropped. He has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and has been released on $10,000 bond.
Scarborough was charged as an adult with second degree murder, firing a weapon from a vehicle, and possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent when he was 17; at the time, he was on juvenile probation. He entered a plea of nolo contendere to the firearm possession charge, the other two charges were dropped, and he was sentenced to three years in state prison. He was released on March 8, 2020, and was arrested later in the year for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, based on a sworn complaint from April 21, 2020. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 180 days in jail, where he qualified for work release. Scarborough has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a concealed firearm without a permit. He has been released.
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.
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