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Spring Hill woman gets bloody face after arrest

Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 05:49 PM
SPRING HILL -

She tried getting away on her bicycle and elbowed the deputy chasing after her, but she eventually wound up falling face first onto the pavement, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Her mugshot revealed a few noticeable lacerations from the bridge of her nose to her upper lip.

Jasmine Agnes Wicevic, 21, was charged with battery of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, providing a false name to law enforcement, possession of a control substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After she resisted arrest and before she was driven to the jail, Wicevic told deputies, "I wanted to escape to not go to jail and I would do anything to get away," according to the sheriff's office.

The arrest came after an anonymous caller contacted the sheriff's office Wednesday morning about "narcotics activity" taking place behind the Walgreens at 7305 Spring Hill Drive, authorities said.

Two deputies came upon a man and woman who were walking along the east side of the business. Wicevic was walking with her bicycle.

Deputies said the male suspect, Edward Evans, tried to conceal a small bag in some nearby bushes and Wicevic, upon seeing the arriving deputies, appeared nervous and tried walking away.

Wicevic got on her bicycle, which didn't have any lights, and Deputy Daniel Nocera ordered her to stop pedaling, according to an arrest affidavit.

Wicevic refused to stop and at one point elbowed him in the chest in an effort to get away from him, Nocera wrote in his report.

The other deputy came to Nocera's aid and the two apprehended Wicevic, who had fallen to the ground and scraped both her face and right knee, according to the sheriff's office.

Nocera said the suspect had fought with him while she was on the ground by "flailing her arms" and at one point she tried kicking the other deputy.

In addition to resisting arrest, Wicevic also gave law enforcement a false name, deputies said. They learned her true identity after confiscating her purse and finding her identification card.

A background check revealed she was wanted on a violation of probation charge stemming from a forgery conviction, according to the affidavit.

A third deputy arrived at the scene and searched Wicevic. He discovered an oxycodone pill – without a prescription – tucked inside her bra, deputies said.

A black-and-silver pipe and syringe also were found in her purse, according to the sheriff's office.

Due to her outstanding warrant, Wicevic was jailed without bond.

Evans, 38, meanwhile, was charged with one count of drug possession.


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