There’s always something when it comes to Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill. This time, WFTV reported Hill’s son, Rakeem Hill, was wanted by police and on the run. However, attorney Roger Scott, who is representing Hill, issued a statement contradicting the WFTV report.
“He (Rakeem Hill) was never on the run,” Scott said. “He surrendered as he just found out about this. Now we wait for processing and a hearing. No further comment at this time.”
Rakeem Hill was wanted for questioning after investigators said he and three others led troopers on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash. According to troopers, the driver and a front passenger got out of the fleeing car, but not before throwing guns out the window. A report states a witness inside the car told troopers the man driving was Alfred Williams, and that Rakeem Hill was in the passenger seat.
Guns and drugs were found as part of the ongoing investigation. Rakeem Hill now faces 92 felony charges, including possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and 87 counts of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
Last night’s WFTV report did state Commissioner Regina Hill was aware of her son’s situation.
Hill’s son was the subject of a major drug bust operation by the Orange County Sheriff’s office last year. Commissioner Hill’s Baywood Avenue property was also raided by the Orange County Sheriff’s office and SWAT members. Guns and drugs were found inside the home, and Hill’s son was initially arrested, although all charges were dropped later. Sheriff’s Office PIO Jeff Williamson said the home had been under surveillance for several months and that they “know for a fact” that illegal drug activity was going on inside.
Commissioner Hill still has not received answers or closure about the mysterious murder of her daughter, Arvonni DeBose.