Press release from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
On Wednesday evening (June 1), around 5:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 22000 block of NW 14th Terrace in Brooker for an attempted robbery. The caller reported that she was outside watering her garden when a white male approached her and demanded her car. The suspect was described as an older white male, wearing a green hat, white shirt, and tan pants. He also indicated he had a gun. The suspect and victim struggled over the car keys, at which time the victim was able to retrieve her firearm and fire at the suspect. The suspect immediately dropped the keys and fled the area.
An extensive search of the area was conducted, but the suspect was not located. Deputies also notified Bradford County of the incident and suspect description.
On Thursday (June 2), detectives were contacted by Bradford County Sheriff’s deputies regarding a robbery and carjacking in Brooker. Alachua County detectives were able to identify the Bradford County suspect, Larry S. Dupree (1/16/66), of Glen St. Mary, Florida, as the suspect in the Alachua County incident. Dupree has been charged with Robbery and Grand Theft in Bradford County. After the Robbery, Dupree fled to Wakulla County and was arrested by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office.
Dupree is currently being held in Wakulla County for warrants from Alachua County and Bradford County. He has been charged in Alachua County with Attempted Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Robbery by Sudden Snatching with a Firearm or Deadly Weapon, False Imprisonment, and Burglary with Assault or Battery. Bond on the Alachua County Charges has been set at $200,000.