You may be able to run, but you can’t hide forever from Collier County Deputies. That was a lesson learned by a passenger who escaped from an East Naples traffic stop. Until the manhunt in Naples caught up with him.
According to NBC-2, Collier deputies spotted a black Dodge Charger on Davis Boulevard Tuesday night with no tag lights. The driver of the Charger then made a U-turn on Davis at Commercial Drive and drove behind a building. The deputy tried to make a traffic stop but the driver refused to pull over. After a few minutes, the driver finally stopped on Commercial Drive.
Deputies say the passenger, Devantae Robinson of Fort Myers, immediately ran from the car. The driver was Robert Lynch of Cape Coral, who remained in the car and told deputies it was a rental vehicle. Deputies quickly noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the car. A search uncovered a suspected THC vape, a small zip-lock bag containing several pills, and a stolen handgun with magazine. 25 year-old Lynch was arrested and deputies discovered his driver’s license was suspended.
A couple of hours later, around 2:00am, deputies saw Robinson, who immediately ran again after he saw the deputies. After several verbal commands to stop, the 22 year-old Robinson finally gave up after being warned he would be tazed and noticing the fact that he was surrounded by law enforcement. Robinson was arrested and is charged with resisting officers without violence, open carry of weapons, and giving false information to law enforcement.
After the Manhunt in Naples, Lynch and Robinson remain in custody at the Naples Jail Center.