Foot pursuit ends with drug arrest in North Port

Foot pursuit ends with drug arrest in North Port

By Barry Miller. CREATED Jun 18, 2014

NORTH PORT, Fla. - North Port police along with the assistance of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office intercepted a package containing marijuana that was scheduled to be delivered to a vacant house within the city limits of North Port.

Detectives maintained surveillance on the package until it was retrieved by a suspect.

Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle as it left the residence after picking up the package.

A short vehicle pursuit began and ended on Monterey Lane. The suspect then bailed out of his vehicle and attempted to run on foot as the vehicle continued rolling causing it to roll into a canal.

27-year-old Joshua Hearns was arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail.