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Man Wanted for Assaults With Truck Surrenders

Posted February 25, 2008

— Dean Michael Varner, 30, of 1356 John Rosser Road in Sanford, surrendered to Lee County sheriff's deputies Sunday afternoon.

Varner's ex-wife, Amanda, told the sheriff's office that he had struck her vehicle Feb. 20 on Black's Travel Road. Two passengers were in her car at the time – including the couple's 1-year-old son.

When Sgt. C.R. Babb attempted to serve Varner on outstanding warrants for that crime, Varner tried to run over Babb with his 1993 Chevrolet truck, deputies said.

Charges against Varner’s include:

  • three counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon
  • assault on a child under 12
  • injury to property
  • assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill
  • driving while license revoked
  • careless and reckless driving
  • felony fleeing to elude arrest
  • hit and run
  • two counts of violating a protection order
  • failure to appear in court.

Varner was held without bond.


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  • Glass Half Full Feb 25, 2008

    I hope this LOSER stays locked up for a LONG, LONG time!

  • The Fox Feb 25, 2008

    Mr. Over-achiever looks 30 going on 50.

  • Sunshine4u Feb 25, 2008

    lol to all the comments Mr. Run 'em over is something else...

  • HappyGirl08 Feb 25, 2008

    is it just me, or is there an increase in the number of addresses listed by WRAL for folks who have been arrested? I realize that this is public information, but really I don't think the information needs to be this easy to get.

  • TheAdmiral Feb 25, 2008

    WOW - I haven't seen a list like that since I got home Friday and my wife gave me my honey do list.

  • garnertoy Feb 25, 2008


  • Sunkist Feb 25, 2008

    Now look at all the charges that follow....should had just Turned yourself in man, you were in the wrong any way