LAND O’LAKES (AP) — A Pasco County man who spent 11 hours in a tree to avoid being arrested is now behind bars.
Jail records show 37-year-old Ray Allen Charron was taken into custody early Saturday morning. He’s being held in the Land O’Lakes Detention Center on charges that include strong-arm robbery, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. It’s not immediately known if he has an attorney.
A sheriff’s office report says deputies received a call Friday afternoon about a man who stole a bike by pushing the passenger off. When a deputy arrived, the report says Charron began fighting the deputy, who called for backup. Charron then fled and climbed a 30-foot tree.
He didn’t come down until 11 hours later.