Date: September 19, 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

One of Polk's "Five Most Wanted" Arrested In Lakeland

One of Polk County's "Top Five Most Wanted" fugitives was arrested early this morning, around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2003, in Lakeland.

Harold Charles Rollins, DOB 8/24/78, of Lakeland, was apprehended by PCSO deputies, a K-9 unit, and Lakeland Police, after attempting to elude them as they responded to a armed burglary in progress with shots fired. Rollins fled on foot after a short vehicle pursuit ended when he crashed his vehicle into a tree. The PCSO bloodhound, Elvis, tracked Rollins to a shed in Beacon Hill Colony, where deputies found Collins hiding behind a washing machine.  

After this morning's apprehension, Rollins now faces numerous charges, including Felony Fleeing to Elude and Resisting Without Violence, in addition to the warrants for Armed Burglary with an Assault and 2 counts of Robbery with a Firearm. He has been booked into the Polk County Jail under no bond.

He has prior Polk County arrests for Vehicle Theft, Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana, Driving While License Suspended, Flee/Elude Law Enforcement, Giving False Information to Law Enforcement, Robbery with a Firearm, Battery, and Burglary of a Structure.

Distribution: Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

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