Danville man arrested on drug, gun charges

Published 8:56 am Tuesday, November 21, 2023


A Danville man was arrested Nov. 11 and jailed on multiple drug and weapons charges.

About 9:28 p.m. on Nov. 11, Danville Police were called to Los Rodeos for a disturbance involving a firearm. Just prior to arrival, officers were notified that the suspect was fleeing the restaurant in a white Dodge Dart. It was reported the vehicle left, traveling the wrong direction on the Danville Bypass. Officers located the vehicle near Denmark Drive and conducted a traffic stop. The operator gave false information but was later identified as Edwin Alexis Perez-Florian, 27, of Danville. Police said Perez-Florian refused to exit the vehicle. Officers approached the vehicle and had to physically remove him from the driver’s seat and place him under arrest.

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According to police, Perez-Florian had been at Los Rodeos and was deemed under the influence with staff refusing to serve him alcoholic beverages. Perez-Florian left the business but returned. Upon his return, he drove his vehicle onto the sidewalk. A female employee went to the passenger side of the vehicle to request he leave the premises. The employee told police that Perez-Florian responded by loading a handgun and pointing it at her. The employee ran away and police were notified.

During Perez-Florian’s arrest, a loaded handgun was found in the console of his vehicle. A search of his person yielded cocaine. Perez-Florian also failed a series of sobriety tests and was determined to be under the influence.

Perez-Florian was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center on the following charges: wanton endangerment, reckless driving, menacing, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).