The Fort Pierce Police Department and St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office apprehended an 18-year-old man Saturday night on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Jonathon Deon Peavy had been wanted by police detectives since June 11.
On June 20, the Fort Pierce Police Chief issued a public notice asking for the community's assistance with locating Peavy.
He was wanted by the Fort Pierce Police Department on charges of aggravated assault with a firearms, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting officer without violence.
On Saturday, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Pearson was working on an aggressive driving enforcement campaign when he stopped a vehicle in the area of 25th Street and Avenue M in Fort Pierce.
Peavy was in the vehicle, but ran from the traffic stop on foot and Deputy Pearson gave chase.
He was eventually tracked by Fort Pierce Police Officer Oscar Trinidad and K9 Tobago and found hiding on the back porch of a residence on Avenue K.
A search of the area where he fled turned up Peavy's AK-47 assault rifle Sunday morning.
Peavy was jailed under $220,000 bond.
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