Deputies: Man flees, then posts to Facebook

Tereon Baker, 30, arrested in St. Johns County


ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – St. Johns County deputies arrested a man accused of running from police during a traffic stop, then posting on Facebook that he was hiding in the woods and needed someone to pick him up.

Tereon Baker, 30, of Hastings, was driving near the intersection of West Ashland Avenue and Daniels Street without wearing a seatbelt, according to the police report.

A deputy said he tried to pull Baker over, but he didn't stop.

Investigators said Baker jumped out of his vehicle and ran into the woods behind a home on Pompey Miller Street.

The car continued and struck the hitch of a trailer parked in front of a home.

An anonymous person called the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and identified the suspect as Tereon Baker.  The caller said he posted his whereabouts on Facebook and asked for someone to come pick him up in the woods off Federal Point Road, according the police report.

Deputies located and arrested Baker.  Investigators said he did not have a valid driver's license.

His license was previously suspended eight times for failure to pay due to financial obligations, revoked four times for having a controlled substance and suspended one other time for failing to pay a traffic fine penalty.

Baker was charged with fleeing and eluding with property damage, leaving the scene of a crash involving damage to property, knowingly driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence.