August 15, 2019 www.actionnewsjax.com
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said it got a call about a reckless driver around 6 p.m. A deputy in the area of I-95 and the off ramp to State Road 16 was on the look-out for the vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Office said the deputy tried to stop the individual, who became more confrontational. The deputy deployed a stun gun, but it was unsuccessful to stop the individual. The deputy attempted to handcuff the individual, when an off-duty Lt. arrived at the scene, according to SJSO. The off-duty Lt. went to the back of his unmarked SUV to get additional equipment to help secure the individual, when the person broke free from the deputy, SJSO said.
The Sheriff’s Office said that during the investigation it learned the individual was involved in multiple felony incidents in Jacksonville. The Sheriff’s Office said the individuals injuries the deputy observed are believed to have been sustained in the incidents in Jacksonville and that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be holding a separate briefing detailing the series of criminal events.