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.
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.
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.