Monday, Sep 01, 2014
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Man accused of damaging car

SEBRING - When a man was arrested after being accused of damaging a vehicle, it wasn't because he bashed in windows or hit it with another vehicle, according to a report released Tuesday.

Jordan Christopher Bassett, 23, 5715 Cherry Road, Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with felony criminal mischief after witnesses reported that he jumped on top a vehicle and ran across it.

"The defendant ran towards the victim's car, jumped on the rear bumper, continuing his actions by running across the roof of the car and running across the hood of the vehicle causing damage in the bumper, roof and hood," the report said.

It was estimated that the damage amounted to $2,800, the report said.

Man arrested on drug charges

SEBRING - A man's arrest on a charge of failure to pay child support may be the least of his legal problems, according to a report released Tuesday.

Tommy Lee Callahan Jr., 40, 1206 Lucas Drive, Sebring, was arrested by the Sebring Police Department and also was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver within 1,000 feet or a church, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest came after a police officer parked in the 400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, an area known for drug activity, a report said.

The officer wrote that he saw Callahan and believed a warrant had been issued for Callahan's arrest, the report said.

When he arrested Callahan, he found the drugs, the report said.


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