Yesterday the Leon County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) sent out a press release regarding the July 29 arrest of Dvonte Thomas for drugs, vehicle theft and illegal firearm possession.
"A Leon County Sheriff’s Office deputy, on routine patrol, observed a vehicle matching the description of a stolen vehicle traveling east on Tower Road. Through investigative means, the deputy confirmed the tag matched the reported stolen vehicle out of Tallahassee," the press release noted, in part, furthering that the driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as 23-year-old Dvonte Thomas.
"During the investigation, deputies located inside the vehicle a rifle, a stolen 9mm handgun, along with a backpack that contained approximately 275 grams of marijuana. Deputies arrested Thomas and booked him into the Leon County Detention Facility on several charges related to this incident."
The event prompted the Sheriff's Office to promote a monetary reward, in collaboration with Big Bend Crime Stoppers, of up to $1000 for tips leading to the arrest of an individual with illegally possessed firearms.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office, who states they are committed to taking guns used illegally and dangerous drugs off the streets in Tallahassee and Leon County, notes that all Crime Stoppers calls are anonymous.
"You can also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 for reporting tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 850-574-TIPS," a previous department press release dated July 28 regarding the arrest of Lawrence Lingle confirms.
To learn more or to report tips anonymously online, you can find more information on their official website here.