Man who fled trooper found hiding

By on October 15th, 2012

Alachua County Jail

Trevor Flum

A routine traffic stop on I-75 Saturday night turned into a search-and-capture mission for Florida Highway Patrol.

Trooper Michael Todd pulled over a Wolkswagen Jetta in southern Alachua County because he saw it weaving on the roadway. The driver, 35-year-old Trevor Flum of Warren, Mich., fled into adjacent woods while Todd prepared a sobriety test. Todd followed him into the woods but was struck in the head by a large tree limb, which gave Flum the time to hide deeper in the woods.

Deputies from the Alachua and Marion County Sheriff’s offices were unsuccessful in finding Flum that night. Flum was found Sunday morning hiding near a Micanopy gas station. He was taken to the Alachua County Jail and charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, reckless driving, DUI, driving with a suspended license and escape.

Mina Radman edited this story online.

This entry was posted in Crime, Florida and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

More Stories in Crime

Marion County Sheriff officers arrested Laquan Barrow, 24, and charged him with second-degree murder in the fatal nightclub shooting of 19-year-old Benetria Robinson on Sept. 13

Suspect Arrested For Deadly Ocala Nightclub Shooting

Marion County Sheriff’s officers arrested and charged Laquan Barrow, 24, with second degree murder in connection with the slaying of 19-year-old Benetria Robinson at an Ocala nightclub. He is also charged with attempted second degree in the injuring of five other people during the Sept. 13 shooting.

Officer Wayne Clark of the University of Florida Police Department attends to his duties. Crime rates are highest at UF during the fall season when more freshman arrive.

Fall Semester Brings In Higher Crime Rates

The University of Florida Police Department experiences its highest crime rates during the fall academic semester. Freshmen are more susceptible to sexual attacks, robberies and motor vehicle thefts.

Kevin Kasper is being held on a $75,000 bond after three charges were filed in relation to the child sex sting.

Santa Fe College Professor One of 22 Arrested In Undercover Project

Santa Fe College professor Kevin Kasper was arrested as part of a Gainesville Police Department undercover operation identifying sexual predators. Santa Fe College Police Chief Ed Book stated that human resources within the college will determine what action to take based off of information collected from the investigation.


Ocala Man Blinds Helicopter Pilot With Hair Comb

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot was temporary blinded when an Ocala man pointed his hair comb toward the sky Wednesday morning.

Second slide, top left to bottom right: Courtney Grant, 27, of Williston, FL. Castillo Herrera, 28. Kevin Kasper, 51, of Lake City, FL. Patric Koenigstein, 56, of Gainesville. Ricardo Lopez Ricardo, 47, of Gainesville, FL. Larry Lucas, 43, of White Springs, FL.

‘Operation Panther’ Snares 21 For Seeking Sex With Children

Gainesville police officers arrested 21 men who made arrangements to meet with children for sex.

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments