Sheriff: Not a good idea ‘to taunt the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook’

POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd wasted no time taking a jab at a career criminal who had taunted him on Facebook.

Sheriff Judd took to Facebook Friday to announce the arrest of Cedric Carr, of Mulberry, in a slightly different way.

“It’s not usually a good idea to taunt the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook. Yes Cedric Carr, we stopped your show…” wrote Sheriff Judd on Facebook.

Along with that message, he posted a before and after picture of Carr. The “before” image is a montage of pictures posted on Carr’s Facebook page, with the caption “Grady Judd you don’t stop my show…… #FTP.”

A screen grab of that Facebook post was edited next to Carr’s mugshot, with the caption “Cedric Carr after” along with a list of charges he now faces.

Judd shared his own taunting message Friday. The post very quickly picked up thousands of likes, comments and shares. One comment reads: “You dummy, you do not tug on Superman’s cape,” referring to Sheriff Judd as Superman.

On Wednesday March 9, 2016 detectives with the Polk County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force arrested 26-year-old Cedric Carr and 36-year-old Jason Chambers. Police followed up on a lead about Chambers, who was wanted for several felony warrants and believed to be selling meth.

While Chambers was getting out of a Mercedes Benz in the parking lot of a Lakeland restaurant, police showed up and he took off.

A search of the car turned up a grey and black Oakley book bag containing ¼ ounce of methamphetamine, packaged cannabis, digital scales, baggies for packaging narcotics, and a Smith & Wesson SD .40 caliber firearm with an altered serial number. The Mercedes was reported stolen out of Lakeland.

Police eventually caught up to Chambers. According to a police press release, Carr was also in the Mercedes.

Carr is facing 14 charges, ranging from possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, to grand theft Auto. He has been arrested 14 times in Polk County, has 15 felonies, and 14 misdemeanors. He also spent time in Florida State Prison two times.

Chambers has been booked into the Polk County Jail 18 times, charged with 52 felonies, and 50 misdemeanors. He also spent time in Florida State Prison five times.

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