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Pair arrested after guns and marijuana allegedly found in car

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.

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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. 

  • Before the Racist maga Patriot D Bags comment.. maybe we do something about the judicial system for juveniles.. no reason for any of those guys to be on the streets.. can we please punish violent offenders more harshly..far 2 many repeat customers walking around.. lock they A$$ up..real BLM supporters support more police not less.. we don’t want these funny haircut having goons in our neighborhood either..

  • Again, these criminals didn’t care about the laws on the books.

  • It’s not difficult to obey a cop. There are plenty of fatherless boys who understand that. Unless their mothers were brought up on excuses too. Hence the need for real housing reform.

  • First of all, Geezus needs to worry about going back to school,dummy. Guns not goons. Second of all, more than half of cops are crooked. Someone should have gave you a brutal punishment. I’m sure you messed up more than once. You probably didn’t get caught. They need better programs in the inner cities. Go for reform. Pay more attention to the gov’t officials the real crooks.

  • There’s always & I mean always 2 sides to a story ! You can’t just be a follower and go by what the “White Cops” say in their reports ! Remember, they have the power (even though they shouldn’t because they abuse it) to change statements & write up any report they want! Stop being racists pigs all of your lives and always judging the next black man like you white people are just ohh so perfect!

  • I find it difficult to trust anybody who looks like he/she has turds hanging out of his/her hair.

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