Wanted man who fled from arrest was taken into custody by Pinellas deputies, officials say

Pinellas County law enforcement says they tracked down a man who eluded deputies on Monday.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies made contact with 40-year-old Kenneth Emery around 9:20 a.m. that day in the area of Seminole Boulevard and Ulmerton Road.

After learning Emery was wanted for petit theft they tried to arrest him, but he fled on foot and was last seen northbound on Seminole Boulevard with one handcuff around his wrist. 

Deputies from Pinellas and Pasco Counties searched for Emery for several hours but were unable to locate him at the time. By Wednesday, officials said they located him and took him into custody.

Deputies say Emery is a transient who is wanted for several charges including escape, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking fentanyl, possession of forged documents, and unlawful possession of personal identification information of another person in addition to petit theft.