Guilty as Charged in Case Involving Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer

James Andrew Tyrell Greene, 30, of Arcadia, was found guilty as charged of Tampering with or
Fabricating Physical Evidence, Resisting/Obstructing an Officer without Violence, and
Fleeing/Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer with Lights and Sirens. The jury returned the verdict
this morning following a two-day trial in Charlotte County.

On June 30, 2020, a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to pull over the defendant for
running a stop sign. Instead of pulling over, Greene took evasive action to get away from the
deputy, eventually driving to a dead-end street at an apartment complex. When the deputy
approached the vehicle, the defendant put the windows up and locked the car, refusing to
acknowledge him.

The defendant eventually put the window down and gave his driver’s license to the deputy. The
deputy then ran a check on his name and found two active arrest warrants. One was out of
Desoto County and one out of Lee County. When the deputy approached again, Greene refused
to get out of the car and back-up was called. Once additional deputies arrived and Greene exited
the vehicle, he threw his keys in the car and locked it, so deputies could not get in.

When the deputies told the defendant they were getting a search warrant for his cell phone, he
dropped it to the ground and stomped on it. Greene was then taken into custody.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 26. Assistant State Attorney Caitlin Sorenson handled the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office