Taylor Co. man arrested under false identity, facing additional charges

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PERRY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Perry man was booked into jail under the wrong name after he gave false information about himself to state troopers, according to FHP.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Christopher Boyington, 28, and Felicity Coker, 20, were both arrested Sunday afternoon for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Troopers say Boyington provided a false name and date of birth, which matched an acquaintance's ID he had, and was booked into the Taylor County Jail under the false name.

Prior to Boyington's first appearance in court Monday morning, fingerprinting revealed his real identification and that he was wanted by the Pensacola Police Department for escape charges.

After being booked into the Taylor County Jail under his name, he's now facing misdemeanor and felony charges for providing false information.

Troopers say he had facial features similar to those on his fake ID.

Coker is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Boyington is also charged with driving with suspended or revoked license.

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