LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 28-year-old Octavius Pullen today, where he was charged with armed burglary, grand theft and the grand theft of a firearm.
Pullen was wanted released from jail after his alleged involvement in a chase, only for authorities to later find evidence that he may have been involved in a home burglary as well.
Deputies say he fled from an attempted traffic stop, in the area of Palm Beach Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue. Pullen and his passenger, Joshua White, took off. A second deputy attempted to stop the car, when Pullen crashed into that cruiser. The suspect then crashed into a tree, and the occupants fled the sceen on foot. Deputies quickly apprehended Pullen, and K-9 Triton apprehended White in a canal.
Pullen was charged with seven felony crimes that afternoon, including two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, hit and run, as well as fleeing and eluding. After just over two days in jail, he bonded out on Friday, and now he’s wanted for armed burglary, grand theft and the grand theft of a firearm.
According to detectives, after Pullen was arrested, his car was impounded and a search warrant issued. Upon investigation, detectives found evidence that Pullen was involved in a home burglary that had just occurred a few hours prior on Elaine Drive. Pullen was in possession of multiple items, including guns, which were stolen during the commission of the burglary. While some of the weapons were recovered, several are still missing.
Pullen is a convicted felon, with prior arrests for armed robbery, resisting officers, fraud and driving with a suspended license, among other charges. He should be considered armed and dangerous, according to SWFL Crime Stoppers.