Sanibel Police apprehended a convicted felon in possession of a concealed weapon

By staff
photo by Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen

Officers pulled over a vehicle May 7 after 2am for speeding 53mph in a 35mph zone on Sanibel Captiva Road.

They asked all three occupants to exit the vehicle for a search after smelling a strong odor of what they suspected was Marijuana.

The back seat passenger took longer than the rest saying he needed to find his flip flop but appeared to be digging around near a bag at his feet.

In a search the officers found a substance that tested positive for Marijuana.  The driver, A’be Edgar Hudson of Tampa, was charged for Marijuana and paraphernalia.

Continuing the search officers found a pink shopping bag containing a Glock 43 pistol, six rounds of 9mm ammunition, a 9mm magazine, and over $2,000 in cash.

The driver and two passengers denied any knowledge and said they had never seen it before.

Upon further investigation, the driver stated that the weapon was not his and it belonged to his passenger Dane Anthony Jones of Dunedin, Florida.

The police report indicated that Jones then became upset and shouting obscenities and calling Hudson a snitch.

A records check revealed that Jones is a convicted Felon out of Pinellas County Florida.  He was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a concealed weapon.

Sanibel Police transported Jones to Lee County Jail for booking and incarceration.

A vehicle driven by Valerie Roberts of Bloomington, Indiana struck a vehicle driven by Kimberly Janflone of Woodstock, Georgia on May 9 shortly before 7pm.

Sanibel Police responded to the accident that occurred in the Bailey’s General Store parking lot at Periwinkle Way and Tarpan Bay Roads.

Roberts stated that she was pulling into a parking space when her foot slipped off the brake causing her vehicle to progress forward and travel over the concrete parking stop and collide with the Janflone vehicle.

There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles.

Sanibel Police investigated a rear-ender traffic accident on Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road on May 9 shortly after 3pm.

A vehicle driven by Jerald Lee Welker of Sanibel rear- ended a vehicle driven by Lynn Jean Garbe also of Sanibel.

Welker stated that while driving he spilled a drink on his lap and lost attention of the road.  At the moment he noticed the vehicle in front of him was at a complete stop due to traffic, he was unable to stop in time.

Lee County Emergency Medical Services cleared Garbe after she refused transport.

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