Fleeing from Law Enforcement Ends in Prison Sentence

Alanzo Lamart Edison has been adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison for Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding (Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Damage to
a Vehicle or Property then Causing Injury or Property Damage to Another), Leaving the Scene of a Crash, and Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer (Siren and Lights Activated with High Speed). He was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender. He was convicted in May following a Lee County trial.

On August 12, 2021, the U.S. Marshals Service was being assisted by the Fort Myers Police Department in executing an arrest warrant for Edison, at a residence in Lee County. Just before law enforcement served the warrant, Edison drove a BMW out of the garage and crashed into an unmarked U.S. Marshals Service SUV, which had active lights and sirens.

An agent got out of the SUV and approached the defendant’s vehicle, with his gun drawn, ordering him to stay, but he fled, going westbound on State Road 82.

Additional units with the Fort Myers Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded. The suspect was seen driving on the wrong side of the road and at speeds over 100 miles per hour on a 55 mph stretch of roadway. The car started to weave through traffic, cutting off other vehicles.

A short time later the BMW slammed into the back of a Waste Pro dump truck, disabling the car. Edison then fled on foot from the crash scene and got into another car with a friend, who also fled from law enforcement.

Edison was located and apprehended in Sarasota County by the U.S. Marshals Task Force and extradited back to Lee County.

As part of his sentence, he was ordered to pay $5025.16 to Waste Pro for the damage to the truck. His driver’s license was also suspended for 5 years.

Assistant State Attorney Marilla Shoemaker prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office