Man Wanted in Wakulla County Arrested in Leon County

Sean Christopher Platt
Posted at 11:13 AM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 07:13:21-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A man wanted in both Wakulla and Leon counties for running away from law enforcement has been arrested.

According to a probable cause document, Sean Christopher Platt, 22, was arrested on Monday after he refused to identify himself and tried to pull a gun on the arresting deputy.

Platt had previously been spotted in Leon County on April 4, but had led police on a chase through a field after an attempted stop, escaping. 

The document said that on Monday, a Leon County deputy was alerted by an off duty deputy that a wanted man was walking around in the area of Sunflower Road and Eglin Road. The deputy on duty eventually spotted Platt and exited the patrol car.

When the deputy did, however, Platt began to walk away while looking over his shoulder. When asked for his name, Platt threw out two different names but would not provide a last name as he continued walking away from the deputy.

According to the document, the deputy eventually stopped Platt and explained to him that he was being detained. As soon as the handcuffs were in the officer's hand, Platt tried to pull away and began to reach into the waistband of his pants. 

The deputy knocked Platt off his feet, taking him to the ground. The action caused Platt's hand to be knocked from his waistband as well as the semi-automatic handgun that was hidden inside.

The gun landed about three feet away from the two of them and Platt began to reach for the gun. Luckily, the deputy stopped him in time, pinning Platt to the ground and drawing his own pistol.

Platt was arrested and taken to Leon County Jail. He is facing charges related to carrying an unlicensed firearm, resisting an officer, fleeing/eluding police and hit and run violations. 

He is also facing charges in Wakulla County for a previous incident.

Platt is in jail on a $13,000 bond.