Arrested for Bad Driving, Biting and Spitting


From the MCSO:

Major David Harper of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9:28 p.m., Deputy Roy Miller observed the driver of a blue Chevrolet sedan commit two separate traffic violations in the area of CR 255 and Magnolia Drive. The driver of the sedan (later identified as Joslyn Rena Richards) turned west onto US 90 and accelerated to 60 miles per hour.

Deputy Miller attempted to conduct a traffic stop but Richards ignored his attempt and increased her speed to 85 miles per hour in attempt to flee and elude. Deputy Miller initiated pursuit with his emergency lights and siren activated and requested assistance from other units.

Richards continued to actively flee west on US 90 at a high rate of speed for several miles before turning south onto Rollercoaster Hill Road and then west onto Old County Camp Road. Richards abruptly stopped her vehicle in front of 1215 SW Old County Camp Road also known as “The Valley” and exited her car. Deputy Miller immediately took Richards into custody and placed her in the back of his patrol vehicle.

While in the back of the patrol vehicle, Richards began to forcefully kick the windows. Deputy Miller and Deputy Anthony Land removed Richards from the patrol vehicle in attempt to apply additional restraints. Richards began to actively resist the deputies by attempting to bite them and then spitting on both Deputy Miller and Deputy Land.

The deputies maintained control over Richards and were able to transport her to the Madison County Jail without further incident.

Joslyn Rena Richards
Lee, FL 32059

1. Flee / Attempt to Elude
2. Resist Officer with Violence
3. Assault / Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
4. Resist Officer without Violence – Continued
5. Expired Driver License more than 6 Months

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