Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Habitual Offender in Custody for Aggravated Assault on Deputy
April 16, 2020
While responding to a shooting that occurred on Leeland Heights Boulevard in Lehigh Acres, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies observed an unrelated physical altercation between Alonzo Russell, a habitual offender, and an additional subject.
Russell retreated to his 2003 Cadillac Escalade and fled.
A Lee County Sheriff's Office deputy was stationed in his vehicle at the intersection of Oleander Road and West Oregon Road stopping traffic from approaching the fleeing vehicle. At that time, Alonzo Russell accelerated toward the deputy’s vehicle while traveling on the wrong side of the road. The deputy was forced to quickly place his vehicle into reverse to avoid a head-on collision.
“He’s out on bond from a December drug-trafficking arrest. He’s a thug and put the community in danger,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “Thankfully, no citizens or deputies were hurt.”
Russell continued to drive recklessly and at high speed through nearby yards until he jumped from the moving vehicle and fled. Russell ran through multiple yards until deputies cornered him and took him into custody.
Alonzo Jacquanne Russell (DOB 02-18-1999) was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Fleeing and Eluding and Resisting an Officer without Violence. This was Russell’s 12th arrest in Lee County including, but not limited to, arrests for Trafficking Fentanyl and six separate felony battery arrests.