A Summerfield man was chased down after bolting from Sumter County sheriff’s deputies at a mattress store.
Michael Aaron Collins, 30, and a companion had been walking shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday near the Mattress Firm at 13703 U.S. Hwy. 441 in Lady Lake when they attracted the attention of a deputy on patrol in the area. Collins gave the deputy a false name and the deputy requested that a mobile fingerprint scanner be brought to the mattress store parking lot. Collins, who is already on felony probation in Marion County, ran from the scene before the fingerprint scanner arrived.
He bolted across U.S. Hwy. 441 but was soon tracked down by deputies several blocks away. He was found to be in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and drug equipment.
The North Carolina native was arrested on drug charges, as well as charges of providing false information to a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. He was booked without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.