The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office posted the video of a chase on their Facebook page.
This past Sunday, March 6, deputies were called to a fight in Dunedin. It was a drug deal that apparently went bad. One of the men in the fight stole the other’s car, and Clearwater Police attempted to stop the driver.
A sheriff’s office helicopter was brought in to help. The fleeing vehicle was spotted driving a high rate on North Ft. Harrison Avenue driving dangerously. The car was followed through Clearwater, Largo, Belleair Bluffs and Bellear Beach before failing in an attempt to carjack another vehicle.
While heading south on Gulf Blvd., he crashed into several cars. He carjacked one of the other vehicles involved in a crash. He then drove through Indian Shores, crashing through fences and into mangroves that border the intercoastal waterway.
You can see the last segment in the video and his attempt to escape into the water. He racked up 31 charges, including 12 counts of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, 11 counts of DUI with property damage, 3 counts of fleeing and eluding, 2 counts of carjacking, 1 count each of of attempted carjacking, resisting offer with violence and robbery by sudden snatching.
Deputies Arrest Man on 31 Charges after Multiple Carjackings & Crashes
On March 6th at approximately 4:30PM, deputies responded to a report of two men physically fighting at the Dunedin Cove Motel. Upon arrival, they learned that 27-year old Kenneth Lunford, Jr. got in a fight with another man following a drug deal. Lunford then stole the man’s car and fled the scene. The Eagle was requested and a BOLO was issued for surrounding agencies. After attempted traffic stops by the Clearwater Police Department, Flight Unit deputies spotted Lunford, due to his high rate of speed, southbound on North Fort Harrison Avenue. They watched as he continued to drive in an extremely dangerous manner with no regard for others. After driving through areas of Clearwater, Largo, Belleair Bluffs, and Belleair Beach, Lunford unsuccessfully attempted to carjack another victim at a stoplight in Indian Rocks Beach and continued to flee southbound on Gulf Boulevard. He crashed into two vehicles in front of The Original Crabby Bills before exiting the stolen vehicle and carjacking a vehicle involved in the crash. He continued to drive recklessly before crashing into another vehicle in Indian Shores, driving through a fence, and driving off a seawall into the mangroves. Lunford waded into the Intracoastal Waterway where he was eventually apprehended by deputies from the Marine & Environmental Lands Unit. Between the PCSO and the Clearwater Police Department, Lunford amassed 31 total charges: Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage (12), DUI with Property Damage (11), Fleeing and Alluding (3), Carjacking (2), Attempted Carjacking (1), Resisting an Officer with Violence (1) and Robbery by Sudden Snatching (1). Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.Posted by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Upcoming Q105 concerts here in Tampa Bay along with a few worth a road trip!
They'll probably sing a "Love Song" or two at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City.
It'll be a fun night with some Q105 Saturday Night Dance Party freestyle legends as George LaMond, Noel, Nyasia and Judy Torres play the Avalon Center in Tampa.
It'll get "Hot In Here" at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.
At Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater!
Best known for his 90s hits "Kiss from a Rose" and "Crazy," Seal plays the Universal Studios Mardi Gras concert series in Orlando.
The bands along with 311, Incubus, the Lumineers and Jimmy Eat World will play Raymond James Stadium in Tampa at the first "Innings Festival."
If you missed them at the Clearwater Jazz Festival in 2021, celebrate those good times at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Hold On To The Nights… well this night: Tuesday, March 22, 2022. That’s when ’80s ballad master Richard Marx will be in Clearwater for a performance at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre. It’ll be a night of acoustic performances of some of his biggest Q105 hits like “Right Here Waiting,” “Hold On To The Nights,” “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Should’ve Known Better” and “Endless Summer Nights.” He’ll also sprinkle in a few hits he’s written for other artists.
The former Creed lead singer performs at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival in Tampa.
See them at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival in Tampa.
He's So Shy, Neutron Dance, I'm So Excited... so many iconic Q105 Saturday Night Dance Party hits. See them at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
The Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota.
It'll be a night of Q105 Saturday Night Dance Party favorites as New Edition's "The Culture Tour" comes to Amalie Arena in Tampa. I expect we'll also hear hits from the group's spinoff project Bell Biv Devoe and some great solo hits from Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant.
Jon and the Jersey boys play Amalie Arena in Tampa!
The singer of the band Boston plays the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
The former Eagles member will perform at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
The Freedom Tour comes to Amalie Arena with special guests Toto!
The man with the voice behind Men at Work's biggest hits will two shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
"We Built This City" is both one of the most loved and criticized hits of the 80s! See them at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
See them perform their iconic hits like “Carry On Wayward Son” “Dust in the Wind” at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
A rescheduled performance date for Amalie Arena.
Known to "Take My Breath Away" and leave you with "No More Words!" See them at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Hear their hits "Kryptonite" and "Here Without You" at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival in Tampa.
She's a brick... houuuuuse! See them at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
She'll open for Motley Crue this summer in Orlando, but you can see her in a far more intimate setting at the Hard Rock's Entertainment Center in Tampa for this solo show!
Kiss is back in Florida (one more time?) to kick off Welcome to Rockville. Also performing on day 1: Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and Fuel.
Their monster '80s hit "I Ran (So Far Away)" is still one of our most-requested songs on Q105. See them at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Axl and the band headlines day 3 of Welcome to Rockville. Also performing: Shinedown, Rise Against, Bush and Jerry Cantrell.
Don't call The Police. It's just Sting playing the Seminole Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa. This one ain't cheap... tickets start at $250. But keep in mind this Sting usually doesn't do concerts in intimate settings like this.
A Q105 Saturday Night Dance Party legend! See her at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
They still sound great. Caught their 4th of July performance on CNN. See them here in Tampa at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
A great band to see live! Opening will be Garbage at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater.
Ann Wilson of Heart will play a solo show at the Seminole Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa.
If the band name doesn't ring a bell, you surely remember their big hit "Hey There Delilah." See them at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Along with Loverboy at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
Miami's show will be on June 18. The next night the tour comes to Orlando. Then the tour moves north but comes back to Florida for a show in Jacksonville on July 2. Unfortunately still no word of any Tampa dates for the tour.
The Bucs' biggest fan Nick Carter is bringing his Backstreet Boys home to Tampa for a show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
Big night of 90s hits at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Ringo's 6th show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater was postponed due to an issue with COVID.
Chicago returns to the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds in Tampa with Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
Rescheduled date at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
And it's not just the "Kids." You'll also see Rick Astley, En Vogue, Salt-N-Pepa at Orlando's Amway Center on July 10. Sorry Tampa fans - that's as close as this tour will come to us.
Known best for their enormous 90s hit "Mmm Bop," they Hanson brothers are all grown up and playing Jannus Live in St. Pete.
Best known for his Q105 hits like "No One Is To Blame" and "Things Can Only Get Better," Howard Jones will play Clearwater’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre.
See all of your favorite Q105 Saturday Night Dance Party favorites in one night on one stage! Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, TKA, The Jets, Lisette Melendez, Lil Suzy, the Cover Girls, Noel, J.J. Fad, Connie, the Sugar Hill Gang and DJ Slice perform live! August 12: Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam
This is the rescheduled date for the show that was originally scheduled for August 2020 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
A rare chance to see an intimate performance with Rod at the Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa.
Q105's Geno will be your host as A Flock of Seagulls join Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Stacey Q and more for a night of 80s hits at the Straz Center in Tampa.