Date: January 17, 2003 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Carrie Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager

Escaped Battery Suspect William Hendricks Apprehended

William Lisle Hendricks III, DOB 12/05/71, of 803 28th Street NW in Winter Haven, was apprehended in his vehicle early this morning, January 17, 2003, in the area of Spirit Lake Road and Hwy 540 after deputies received an anonymous tip about his whereabouts. 

Hendricks was recently the subject of a Crimestoppers bulletin after escaping custody last Friday, January 10, 2003, after Deputy Rickey Bucy arrested him on Domestic Battery charges and Hendricks managed to free himself from the patrol vehicle and elude authorities. 

Hendricks was booked into the Polk County Jail around 5:00 a.m. today, where is being held without bond on charges of:

  • Felony Domestic Battery (F3)
  • Resisting Arrest Without Violence (M1)
  • Escape from Custody (F2)
  • Criminal Mischief (M2)
  • Petit Theft (M2)
  • Burglary (F3)
  • Violation of Probation Possession of Cannabis. 
Distribution: Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

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