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Updated: 08/03/2013 08:00:54AM

Sheriff’s office seeks carjacking suspect

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Sometime between 4 and 5 p.m., on Monday, July 29, reports say 20-year-old Robert Mancil Dickey, last known address Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road, Winter Haven, and two other people were at a third party residence and left together.

The victims and the suspect know each other, officers report.

PCSO reports say while traveling on Cypress Gardens Boulevard, the suspect allegedly produced a handgun and demanded property from the victims. The victims complied and turned over personal property to the suspect, the sheriff’s office reports. The suspect then forced the victims to drive to the Lake Roy Boat Ramp where he ordered the victims from the vehicle at gunpoint threatening the victims with violence, according to PCSO.

The suspect fled in the victim’s green, four-door, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu (Florida license plate 597 YXN) toward Cypress Gardens Boulevard. The vehicle has not yet been recovered, the sheriff’s office reports.

There is an active warrant for Mancil’s arrest. Anyone with information should call Detective Steve Hearth at 863-298-6200.

Sheriff’s Office seeks burglary suspect

Between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, an unknown suspect forcibly entered three area businesses and burglarized them, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The suspect is described as having large build, and was wearing all black, with a mask covering the facial area. Detectives believe the suspect had an ax and crowbar which were used to force entry into all three locations within the two-hour time frame.

The first burglary occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. at the Dundee Post office, 103 Atlantic Avenue, Dundee.

The second burglary occurred at approximately 3 a.m., at the Dundee Citizen’s Band and Trust, 1013 Dundee Road.

The third burglary occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m., at the Citgo convenience store, 150 5th St. S., Eagle Lake.

In the first incident, the suspect can be seen using the ax to break the glass door of the Post Office, the sheriff’s office reports. The front door of the bank was pried open. The suspect can be seen using the ax again to break the side window to gain entry at the convenience store, the sheriff’s office reports.

A white, newer-model station wagon style vehicle was seen in the area at the time of all three burglaries, police report.

Detectives have confirmed the same suspect committed all three burglaries, the sheriff’s office reports.

Anyone with information should call Detectives Paul Stroud at 863-287-7437, or Andres Marin at 863-287-9873; or the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.

Man accused of
stealing cell phone, car

Christopher Lee Davis, 27, of 770 W. Polk St., was charged with burglary, grand theft and battery and was chased from the home he was allegedly stealing from on July 19, the Bartow Police Department reports.

At about 10:15 p.m. July 19, Micah Fraiser told police that Davis, whom she knows but says was not supposed to be in her house, broke out of her house by breaking the east bedroom window.

When she heard the glass break and saw what had happened, she ran outside and screamed for help, police report.

When she tried to go back inside the house, Davis pushed her to the ground and grabbed her iPhone, police report. He then went to silver Dodge and broke the back glass then stole the vehicle, police report.

The next morning, Davis was found at his house when he called EMS about an injury to his knee. Bartow police officer Kristi Tew met with him at Bartow Regional Medical Center and when Davis was told why she was there, he said he didn’t do it and he was at home, police report. However, Davis was arrested and transported to the Polk County Jail when the hospital cleared him to leave.

Upon a later search of his residence, Frasier’s iPhone was found in his apartment, police report.

Drugs discovered on man on probation

A 35-year-old man was charged with possession of cocaine and pot when he was arrested for violation of probation on July 21, the Bartow Police Department reports.

Upon having two warrants from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for Ellis Ford, whose police report does not list a current address, Officer Michael Quinn heard he was in the apartment complex at 1050 Golfview Ave.

When Quinn arrived there, reports say he found Ford in the complex and when Ford saw the officer he allegedly fled. Quinn yelled “Stop, police,” several times but Ford kept running, police report.

Then K9 Flash was released and Ford jumped on top of a parked car, slid across the top to try to get away. When he came off the other side, Ford was arrested as Flash bit him on the right leg.

After being handcuffed, Ford was searched and the cocaine was found in his front pocket, police report. Then a plastic bag of pot was also found in his pocket. Both items were tested and found to be these substances, police report.

Man charged with
after traffic stop

Ryan Kenneth Sutton-Hendrix,
19, of 867 Kathy Road, Bartow,
was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession
of paraphernalia, and possession
of a drug without having a prescription on July 23, Bartow Police report.

Sutton-Hendrix was pulled over as he was driving a red Kia SUV on Church Street and Oak Avenue.

Upon talking Sutton-Hendrix, the police officer was given the OK to search the vehicle. Inside a backpack near the passenger side of floor board was a white flaky substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, reports note, adding that inside the backpack was a silver canister with seven white bar pills.

Reports say Sutton-Hendrix told officers there was meth an a scale inside the backpack and advised the pills were Xanax and he did not have a prescription for them.

An officer also found 41 pink plastic baggies.

Sutton-Hendrix said the backpack was not his and he was picking it up to give to someone else, according to reports. However, police report that Sutton-Hendrix’s Florida Access card was inside the backpack.

Woman accused of
disorderly conduct

A 23-year-old Bartow woman was charged with causing a scene in her neighborhood, cutting up her family’s clothing and causing about $1,000 damage to a police patrol car on July 14, the Bartow Police Department reports.

Officers responded to the home where Vera G. Harvey and her granddaughter Latrice S. Lowery were sharing a place and have been for the last six months. Officer Jose Joglar asked Lowery where her grandmother and sister Melanie S. Jones were. Reports say she said they were not home and she had an argument with her sister and her mother, Sherry A. Brandon. They wanted Lowery to move out of her grandmother’s apartment.

As this conversation was
happening, police say Lowery’s
sister and grandmother arrived. When the officer tried to ask
them about the argument, reports say Lowery began yelling in front of the apartment causing a scene; eight neighbors came out of their homes.

Joglar arrested Lowery for disorderly conduct and after she was handcuffed, she began yelling at her sister and grandmother that she was going to kill them, the police reported.

When Joglar went into the apartment, he had found several items of clothing cut up and a pair of scissors in the room. Brandon retrieved all the clothing that was cut up and it was estimated to be about $460 worth, police report.

Then when Joglar returned to the police car, he discovered the right passenger door window was coming out of its rail as a result of Lowery kicking it, police report. Damage to the vehicle was estimated to be about $1,000.

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