MANATEE — A man was arrested Sunday after he struck one deputy in the shoulder and pushed her in the chest, kicked another deputy in the arm and chest, and insisted on banging his head against the patrol car window, according to police.
Clinton C. Stacy, 21, was arrested and charged with battery on police officers, resisting arrest with violence, possession of a controlled substance and of drug paraphernalia, obstruction and giving a false name, among other things, according to a report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident began after a car had crashed into a ditch and a deputy was called to the 2900 block of Third Street East, the report said.
While a deputy was investigating, Stacy approached and got too close, supplied a false name, attempted to walk away, and struck her in the shoulder and pushed her in the chest before fleeing, the report said.
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Another deputy found Stacy in the 2700 block of First Street East and was able to handcuff him. But he became so combative that a stun gun was employed to control him, according to the report.
Later, Stacy kicked another deputy in the arm and chest, and banged his head on the patrol car window until police doused him in the face with pepper spray, the report said.
Deputies found in his possession Oxycontin pills, half a Xanax bar, and three needles used to inject pills, the report said.
Sarasotan seriously injured in crash, police say
MANATEE — Juan Carlos Algeria Diaz, 24, of Sarasota, suffered serious injuries Sunday and was hospitalized after a car accident at 15th Street East, south of 61st Avenue East, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
His 1998 Oldsmobile was traveling southbound on 15th Street East, while a 1999 Toyota sport-utility vehicle belonging to Jose Ramirez, 29, of Bradenton, was traveling northbound, the report said.
The Oldsmobile veered left of center into the path of the SUV and hit its left front side, the report said. Ramirez’ vehicle spun, and landed in the southbound lane of 15th Street East.
Ramirez’ injuries were listed as minor, as were those of his passenger, Maritza Hernandez, 18, also of Bradenton. They were both wearing seat belts, it said. Diaz was not wearing a seat belt, the report said.
— Sara Kennedy