Man arrested in Bradenton after deputies use stun guns

November 17, 2013 

MANATEE -- Deputies early Sunday used a stun gun to arrest a 22-year-old man who fled from a traffic stop and tried to run away after he crashed his car, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Kwame Henri, who has a lengthy history of arrests in Manatee County -- including a murder charge that was later dropped -- was arrested about 3:10 a.m. after he fled a traffic stop in the 4800 block of U.S. 41, according to a news release.

Henri in January was sentenced to 1 year of probation on a drug possession charge out of Wakulla County, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

In January 2012, Henri was charged with murder in the shooting death of his cousin Kenya Cox, but prosecutors later dropped the charge.

Sunday was not the first time law enforcement has had to use stun guns to subdue Henri. In October 2012, Henri fled from a traffic stop and a Bradenton police officer had to use a stun gun to take him into custody, according to court records.

A drug possession charge rising from that incident was later dropped, and this past September he pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and was sentenced to time already served in jail, according to court records.

On Sunday, Henri faces new charges of drug possession and resisting arrest, as well as counts of DUI, driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident, according to the sheriff's office. He also faces a charge of violating his probation out of Wakulla County.

He is being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.

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