WANTED: West Melbourne PD Seek Suspect Who Injured Police Officer After Speeding Away From Police on US-192
By Space Coast Daily // January 15, 2021
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BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne Police are asking for the community’s help in identifying and locating suspect that injured a police officer Friday morning near Coastal Lane and US-192.
Police say they were called to the area around 8 a.m. when a passerby noticed a driver was passed out behind the wheel.
After a police officer made contact with the individual, he became uncooperative with the officer’s demands.
The officer then attempted to remove the suspect from the vehicle. However, the driver placed the vehicle in gear and accelerated while officers were still engaged. As one of the officers held on to the moving vehicle, he eventually let go and was violently thrown into a boat trailer that was waiting at a nearby traffic light.
The vehicle was last seen traveling east on US 192.
The driver is described as a middle aged, white male, light brown or red long hair, and a beard.
The vehicle is described as a later model, black Jeep, with a distinctive red bumper, red rims and no top.
The tag on the vehicle had a Florida license plate (134YNH), which was recently reported stolen.
If you can identify the driver or locate the vehicle, please contact the West Melbourne Police Department at 321-723-9673. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS, and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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