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Robbery leads to pursuit to Cascades Park

Incident began at hardware store on Capital Circle NE
Posted at 12:00 PM, Jan 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-12 11:59:12-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE 3:18 p.m.: According to the Tallahassee Police Department on Wednesday, 22-year-old Adeis Francis was arrested in relation to a robbery and pursuit in Leon County.

TPD notes the suspect walked into Home Depot on the 3200 block of Capital Circle Northeast and concealed merchandise before attempting to leave the hardware store with paying.

The suspect was stopped by the store's security at the door. It is alleged the suspect reached into a bag threatening to shoot a victim before leaving the store in a vehicle.

Law enforcement was able to obtain information on the vehicle, which led to a pursuit.

The Florida Highway Patrol noted in its report released Wednesday afternoon that the vehicle was observed at Capital Circle Southeast and Park Avenue.

The chase, which included law enforcement personnel from FHP, TPD and the Leon County Sheriff's Office, led to Cascades Park on Gaines Street.

The suspect then exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

The individual was detained on the 600 block of Suwannee Street and Gaines Street near the Department of Transportation Credit Union without further incident.

The Florida Highway Patrol report notes that there was a 19-year-old female passenger in the vehicle with the alleged suspect.

The passenger reportedly did not sustain any injuries.

The Tallahassee Police Department said information regarding charges against Francis will be released.

FHP noted that it will also be involved in charges against the suspect.

An individual is in custody following a robbery and pursuit in Leon County.

According to a law enforcement official, a robbery occurred at the Home Depot on Capital Circle Northeast around 10:30 a.m. The individual then allegedly threatened a security guard.

The law enforcement official noted that it is unknown if a weapon was involved.

The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.

The suspect’s vehicle was spotted by a Tallahassee Police Department official, and the Florida Highway Patrol joined the pursuit which went to Cascades Park.

The alleged suspect then exited the vehicle and was pursued for a brief time at the park.

The suspect was apprehended on Suwannee Street.