Murder Fugitive Caught in Wakulla County

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Wakulla County Sheriff's Office Release

Wakulla County, FL - November 10, 2012 - A 21-year-old Bradenton man wanted for murder in Manatee County was arrested by Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies following a traffic pursuit at 12:22 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.

Kwame Jaquavius Henri was arrested a short distance into Leon County just past the northeastern section of Wakulla County. Deputies Scott Powell and Marshall Taylor received information about a vehicle driving excessive speeds northbound in the southbound lane on Woodville Highway.

The deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop with emergency lights and siren but Henri continued northbound a short distance into Leon County nearly striking another vehicle head-on before stopping.

Once at the suspect vehicle, Deputy Powell smelled the odor of marijuana and observed the driver to be unsteady on his feet while attempting to get out of the vehicle. Henri gave the deputy multiple false names before granting permission to search his vehicle.

Marijuana and an Oxycodone pill were discovered inside the vehicle. Deputy Vicki Mitchell transported Henri to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Once at the jail marijuana was located behind the suspect’s ear and jail personnel discovered Henri’s true identity.

The suspect agreed to submit a breath and urine sample and FHP Trooper Mike Simmons assisted by conducting the tests and determined Henri to be impaired. The suspect’s identity was processed through the NCIC/FCIC data base and deputies discovered that Henri was wanted for an outstanding murder warrant in Manatee County with a no bond order. The suspect’s license was also determined to be suspended.

Henri faces charges in Wakulla County of DUI, fleeing and attempting to elude, knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office listed Henri as a fugitive of the law. In Manatee, Henri is wanted for murder, possession of a controlled substance, attempting to tamper with a witness and possession of cannabis.

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