Man caught after he climbed roof to avoid officers, police say

Police say suspect is a convicted felon

(Leesburg Police)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – The Leesburg Police Department said a man was caught after he climbed a roof to avoid officers.

Roger Sands, 39, of Leesburg, has been charged with vehicle theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine.

Police said investigators tried to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of Ross and Sumter Streets around 9:41 p.m. on Thursday.

This is just north of State Road 44 and just east of 14th Street.

Investigators said Sands left the vehicle and climbed a roof.

He was caught shortly after, police said.

Investigators said they found him in possession of a handgun, methamphetamine, syringes, and ammunition.

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