Man arrested after helping hide wanted woman inside Florida home


Lakeland, FL - A man was arrested after helping hide a wanted woman inside a Florida home. 

After receiving an anonymous tip, Polk County Sheriff's deputies searched a Lakeland home for 29-year-old April Gonzales, who had a warrant out for her arrest.

At the residence, deputies spoke with 29-year-old Jonathan Fowler.

When questioned by police, Fowler left the home and locked the door behind him, before telling officers no one was home and refused the deputies entry without a warrant. 

Deputies called for Gonzalez using their P.A. system, before bringing out a K9 deputy; prompting Fowler to admit Gonzalez was inside the home.

Gonzales was arrested by deputies.

Fowler was also arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence.