Manhunt ends after Collier County deputies arrest man running through woods


COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Collier County deputies were in a manhunt following a possible domestic situation at Everglades and 43rd Ave. NE.

Collier County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Thursday call just after 8:00 pm.

When arriving on the scene, they found a woman fleeing from Frank Albujas, who was chasing after her. The woman was running into a neighbor’s house following a domestic disturbance.

According to the arrest report, the woman stated that Albujas returned home after picking up at least one child from school and was clearly intoxicated. The two got into a verbal argument, and after first attempting to lock herself in a bathroom, she soon exited the residence to get away from Albujas.

Frank would chase after her and throw an empty water bottle at her, striking her in the face. He also tried multiple times to take a phone from the victim before securing it and going back into his home.

When he saw the woman attempt to run to neighbors for help, Albujas began chasing her again. That was when deputies arrived on the scene.

As deputies began inspecting the residence, Albujas was seen pushing a screen out of a window and climbing out of it. He would then run into a heavily wooded area, being able to escape in the brush.


CCSO would set up a perimeter and canvassed the area using aviation and K9 units.

After some time, Collier dispatch would receive a call from a person who said a male subject, matching Albujas’ description, arrived at their door and asked to use the phone. He claimed that police were chasing him.

Deputies arrived at the home and took Albujas into custody.

He faces multiple charges, including obstructing justice, battery, and resisting arrest.

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