Escaped suspect arrested after Bradenton officer shoots him with stun gun

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on April 9, 2014 

Jacquise Callaway

BRADENTON -- A handcuffed suspect who escaped and led Bradenton police on a foot chase Tuesday was arrested after an officer shot him with a stun gun, according to a report.

Bradenton police say Jacquise Callaway, 19, was handcuffed after officers with Casual Clothes Unit saw what appeared to be a "hand-to-hand drug transaction" at the Federal Discount Store at 1218 Ninth St. W.

Police detained Callaway and three other occupants of a vehicle. As officers were awaiting confirmation that Callaway was wanted on burglary charges in Manatee County, he pulled away from an officer and ran, according to the report.

"The foot chase continued for approximately eight blocks," the report states.

During the chase, one officer "commandeered" a bicycle in order to close ground on Callaway, police said.

Eventually, Callaway ran behind a shopping plaza in the 600 block of Ninth Avenue West.

A business owner told the officer that Callaway had just entered the rear of her business.

The officer found Callaway in an unlit room and ordered him to lie on the ground. He refused, police said.

Callaway "then lunged in an aggressive manner" towards the officer, who responded by shooting him with his Taser, according to the report.

Callaway was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, then to the Manatee County jail.

He was being held on the burglary warrants, with bond set at $30,000. Police said he also faces charges of escape and obstruction.

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