MANATEE -- A man facing murder and auto theft charges in Miami-Dade was hospitalized after being arrested in the Palmetto area Sunday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Carlos Deltoro, 36, was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. after deputies responded to a report of an assault in the 2300 block of Seventh Avenue East, Palmetto.
"He's actually in the hospital because he was having some issues," sheriff's office spokesman Dave Bristow said Monday afternoon. "I don't know how long he'll be there."
Bristow said Deltoro experienced a medical issue and had lost consciousness before regaining it. The spokesman said the suspect will be transported to the jail at the conclusion of his hospital stay.
Upon the deputies' arrival Sunday, they conducted a basic fact finding investigation and learned that DelToro had entered the victim's home uninvited, and struck her with a bat. Deputies located DelToro in the back yard, according to the sheriff's report.
Both deputies were in full uniform and directed DelToro to stop, but he fled on foot. After a one-block chase, they closed on him. One of the deputies discharged his electronic stun gun without effect. He then finished closing the gap and drive stunned DelToro.
DelToro actively resisted by pulling the hair of one deputy, and tearing a pocket on the other deputy's uniform.
Bristow said deputies don't know if Deltoro lost consciousness because he had been tasered or because of some other health issue.
Losing consciousness after being tasered "normally doesn't occur," Bristow said. "We don't know why he lost consciousness but he's conscious now... the doctors couldn't really tell us."
After the arrest, it was discovered that DelToro was armed with a large folding knife. Miami-Dade warrants for a stolen vehicle and murder were confirmed against DelToro, and the Miami-Dade detective notified of his arrest, according to the sheriff's report.
Neither the deputies nor the victim were significantly injured in the incident.
In addition to the Miami-Dade charges, DelToro also now faces armed burglary, aggravated battery, resisting without violence, and battery on two law enforcement officers, according to the sheriff's report.