LCPD arrests armed man at Cedar Park

Lake City police officers arrested an armed man at the Cedar Park Apartments following an anonymous tip on Sunday morning.

According to a Lake City Police Department (LCPD) release, an anonymous caller reported seeing a black male with a gun standing behind the apartments. LCPD officers arrived around 2:59 a.m. and located the individual matching the description given behind building 445.

Trevoreon Alphonso Mitchell
Trevoreon Alphonso Mitchell

After speaking with the individual—Trevoreon Alphonso Mitchell, 19, of Lake City—officers attempted to conduct a pat down to search for weapons. Mitchell refused and began to resist officers, LCPD said. Once he was secured, officers discovered a Glock 9mm handgun in his front right pants pocket. During the investigation, officers also recovered a semi-automatic rifle and placed it in evidence.

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LCPD spokesperson Greg Burnsed said in a phone interview that Mitchell did not have a permit for the handgun, which is why he was arrested.

Officers arrested Mitchell and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon and resisting officers without violence. He was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

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