Deputies: Bike Thief Spent 11 hours In Tree To Avoid Arrest

LAND O’LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A Pasco County man who spent eleven 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 eleven hours later.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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