MANATEE -- A man wanted on several felony warrants was arrested early Friday after he led deputies on a chase, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 2 a.m. in the 4500 block of Fifth Street West, deputies attempted a traffic stop to arrest Kwame Henri. Another man, later identified as Kenton Purvis, was also in the car, according to a news release.
The driver of the vehicle fled and deputies pursued until the sheriff's helicopter took over.
"Once the occupants bailed from the vehicle a perimeter was quickly established and with the aid of K-9 the suspects were apprehended without incident," the report states.
According to the Manatee County jail website, Henri, 23, is being held without bond on numerous charges, including violating the terms of pretrial release after a previous arrest in May on DUI, drug possession and other charges; contempt of court for not answering a summons; and violating the terms of probation out of Wakulla County, near Tallahassee.
Henri has a lengthy history of arrests in Manatee County, the most notable coming in January 2012 when he was charged with murder in the shooting death of his cousin Kenya Cox, but prosecutors later dropped the charge.
Purvis, 23, faces charges of burglary, fleeing to elude, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest. He is being held in the jail on bonds totaling $4,000.