Wanted Man Arrested At Red Roof Inn


A man wanted by the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Sunday night after authorities found him at the Red Roof Inn in Gainesville.

The Gainesville Police Department sent officers to the hotel at 3500 SW 42nd St. after the sheriff’s office  requested authorities check the address for Kody Carr. According to the arrest report, there were several warrants out for the 22-year-old Jacksonville resident’s arrest. Carr was wanted in several jurisdictions, including Dixie County and Alachua County, for burglary. The official charge on the arrest report was misdemeanor criminal mischief – Carr caused about $600 in damage to the hotel room when he tried to escape.

According to a summary report by GPD spokesman Ben Tobias, after officers announced their presence at the room the suspect was staying in, Carr used a chair to break a window, suffering a laceration to his right hand in the process, and dove out to where two officers were waiting.

“Apparently, he didn’t believe we had already thought about guarding the back window,” Tobias wrote.

Several items that appeared to have been recently purchased from Wal-Mart using one of the burglary victim’s credit cards were found in Carr’s room. According to Tobias’ report, Carr also abandoned jewelry in the back seat of a patrol car.

After he was taken into custody, Carr was treated at North Florida Regional Medical Center before he was transferred over to Gainesville police for questioning and later to the Alachua County Jail. He is being charged with fraud and illegal use of credit cards.


Andrew Kays contributed to this report.

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