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DeSoto County Sheriff’s Takes Action On Stolen Vehicle And Gets False Identity Suspect

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On October 11, 2023, the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office took action, conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Tennessee.
Our dedicated deputies along with our Criminal Investigative Division detectives arrived on scene to address the driver. Upon requesting the driver, John Patrick Suggs, to provide his license and registration, it was apparent something wasn’t right!
After careful investigation, it was confirmed Suggs was behind the wheel of the stolen vehicle, and provided FALSE information to our deputies regarding his identity. Suggs has a history of criminal activity dating back to his youth, including multiple felonies such as battery, carjacking and resisting law enforcement officers.
Suggs was apprehended by our deputies and is currently in custody at the DeSoto County Jail. He now faces a series of charges, including Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Driving While License Suspended and Giving False Name or False Identification by Person Lawfully Detained.
We take these incidents very seriously and are committed to keeping DeSoto County safe. If you have any information about John Patrick Suggs, we urge you to come forward and help us with our investigation. Please contact the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office at 863-993-4700, or you can report an anonymous tip to SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. Your assistance can make a significant difference in our ongoing efforts to maintain the security of our community.
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