Crime

Manatee deputy shoots man with Taser

MANATEE -- A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy shot a man with a Taser after he attempted to flee after being stopped for a traffic violation, according to the sheriff's office.

About 3 a.m. this morning, a deputy pulled David Harris over in the 5400 block of 14th Street West for driving without headlights on. When Harris stopped in the parking lot of an IHOP, he got out of the car and ran, according to a news release.

The deputy lost sight of the suspect and set up a perimeter.

A short time later, another deputy located Harris on 53rd Avenue East. When Harris tried to run, the deputy shot him with a Taser and arrested him, the sheriff's office said.

Harris, who faces charges of resisting arrest and driving without a license, was being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $870.

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