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A mother and son were arrested this morning near Crestview after one fled an attempted traffic stop and the other interfered with a deputy attempting to arrest her.

A deputy spotted 62-year old Venetia Berry driving a truck with the wrong license attached, but Berry refused to pull over when he tried to make a traffic stop on Highway 85 near Auburn Road around 10:30 a.m.

She ultimately stopped at her home on Cosson Circle, where it appeared she was going to flee on foot. While attempting to take Berry into custody, her son, 38-year old Mark Dandridge, appeared from the yard and approached the deputy in a hostile and aggressive manner, ignoring verbal commands to not interfere with the arrest. As he continued coming towards the deputy, Dandridge was tased with little effect. He ran and then struggled with the deputy in the front yard before taking off again. Deputies found him hiding nearby a short time later.

Dandridge is charged with resisting arrest with violence. The deputy was not injured in the struggle.

Berry is charged with felony fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and driving with a tag not assigned.


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