SEMINOLE – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Seminole man Dec. 11 after he fled from detectives and then barricaded himself in a home. The suspect later surrendered to deputies.
According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Juan Ciro Yacup, 28, fled from detectives at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. He surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody at approximately 4:55 p.m. the same day at a private residence located on Flamevine Avenue in Seminole.
Detectives assigned to the Burglary & Pawn Unit were working an on-going investigation Dec. 11, involving an armed burglary, that occurred earlier in December, where a firearm was taken. Detectives were attempting to locate the firearm taken in the armed burglary.
Through their investigation detectives learned their initial suspect had given the firearm to another male suspect. At about, 2:30 p.m. detectives attempted to make contact with Yacup, at his on Quail Road in Seminole. While detectives were speaking to a female at the residence, Yacup fled through the back of the residence in an attempt to escape from the detectives.
As he fled, Yacup dropped a bag of marijuana and a gun. He then ran inside a nearby residence on Flamevine Avenue in Seminole and refused to come out. The homeowner exited the residence once the suspect was inside. The homeowner was known to the suspect.
Deputies attempted to make contact with Yacup and continued to give commands for him to exit the residence. Approximately 2 hours later, Yacup surrendered to deputies.
Yacup was taken into custody at without further incident at about 4:55 p.m. and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Yacup was charged with felon In possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, dealing in stolen property and resisting arrest without violence. Bond was set at $27,300.