NAPLES, Fla.- A Fort Myers man was arrested Tuesday for firing a gun at a Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputy during a vehicle pursuit in November 2015.
Brione Lamar Joiner, 31, is being held in the Collier County jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, high-speed fleeing and eluding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and driving on a suspended license.
Detectives say a deputy attempted to pull over Joiner for speeding on State Road 29 near Interstate 75, but Joiner refused to stop and a pursuit ensued during which he fired shots at the deputy, authorities said. The deputy was not injured and no bullets struck his vehicle.
Joiner eluded deputies in the Everglades City area without being positively identified, authorities said.
Joiner’s blue Buick four-door sedan was later found abandoned behind a residence on Plantation Parkway.
Deputies were able to determine the vehicle belonged to Joiner’s girlfriend, who had reported it stolen earlier that day from the Edison Mall in Fort Myers. Joiner’s girlfriend was subsequently arrested by Fort Myers police for filing a false report after authorities discovered her vehicle had not been stolen.
Joiner has a lengthy criminal arrest and conviction history in Collier and Lee counties, including attempted murder in 2002 when he opened fire on the Fort Myers Police Department SWAT team during a robbery.