Wanted man jumps out window

Published: Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 16, 2009 at 11:23 p.m.

A Morriston man wound up in the Levy County jail after jumping out a second-story window of the home where he had been living Wednesday.

John J. Daniels, 30, was wanted on a warrant for violating his probation on drug and firearms charges. Levy County Sheriff's Office Investigator Roger Bell went to a home in the 7600 block of SE 194th Court where Daniels had reportedly been living.

Bell said he saw Daniels at the front door when deputies arrived, but Daniels allegedly closed and locked the door. According to Bell, there was a short standoff before he and other deputies at the scene heard a second-floor window screen being knocked out of its frame. When Bell yelled at Daniels, the man reportedly yelled back that he was not John, his name was Adam. Then the man jumped to the ground and ran away from the house, Bell said.

Daniels was wrestled to the ground by Bell before being handcuffed and taken to the county jail.

Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Evan Sullivan said no one was injured in the incident.

In addition to being arrested on the warrant for violating his probation, Daniels was charged with resisting arrest without violence and giving law enforcement a false name.

A judge ordered that no bond be set for Daniels. He remained in the Levy County jail on Friday.

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