Now the suspect is a man who was released from prison two months ago in a freak DUI incident That included attacking a Florida deputy and then rapping, “You think I’m afraid of jail,” according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened on Christmas Day when a crash occurred at the intersection of Cisco Road and Olivia Lane in Pomona Park, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Pomona Park is about 75 miles south of Jacksonville.
“Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with (a male) who was in the driver’s seat of a Hyundai Sonata that appeared to have run over an Olivia Lane traffic sign. The vehicle was still running and (he) was passed out with a bottle of alcohol on his lap,” the sheriff’s office said.
“The deputy turned off the vehicle and ordered (the suspect) to exit the vehicle. (He) tried to get out of the car, then got back in and tried to start the car. The deputy then pulled (him) out of the car.”
Then the 39-year-old driver “pushed the deputy,” knocked his radio to the ground and tried to pull the deputy’s gun from its holster, officials said.
“The deputy was able to get (him) to the ground and secure him with the help of fire and rescue,” the sheriff’s office said. “After detaining (the man), the suspect began to knock on the deputy: ‘You think I’m afraid of jail.’
The driver, who lives about six miles from the scene of the crash, was taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation and later booked into the Putnam County Jail on $185,000 bond, officials said.
The charges include: “assault on a law enforcement officer, trafficking in oxycodone, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, resisting an officer with violence, obstructing police by denying communications” and possession of marijuana, officials said.
Investigators say the suspect was released from a Florida prison in October after serving a 12-year sentence for drug trafficking, including heroin.”