OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A 33-year-old convicted sexual predator who disappeared after he removed his ankle monitor was arrested Thursday evening, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said.
The Florida Department of Corrections reported Wednesday that Johnathan Bradley Allen cut off his ankle monitor and discarded it near Labor Camp Road in Polk County, Osceola County Maj. Jacob Ruiz said.
Allen, who was convicted of sexual battery on a victim under 12 years old in 2005, has been living at the Friendly Village Inn Motel near Kissimmee since October, Ruiz said.
This is the motel in Osceola County (just walking distance from the sheriff’s office) where a registered sexual predator said he was staying. But he has disappeared and deputies need your help finding him pic.twitter.com/FgFfOjFXTo— Ty Russell (@TRussellWFTV) December 8, 2017
Allen was freed from jail after serving an eight-year prison sentence and was ordered to remain on probation until 2033.
Deputies, who found Allen walking along a St. Cloud street, said he slapped a deputy's arm while they tried to arrest him. They said he ran away, but he was captured after being bitten by a K-9 unit.
Allen was booked into the Osceola County Jail Thursday on charges of violation of probation, battery on a law enforcement officer and using a false name. He's scheduled to face a judge Friday afternoon.
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