A man and woman faces charges after two Portage Police Officers were attacked and injured while trying to arrest the man on a probation and parole violation on Sunday evening.
Officials say officers responded around 6:42 p.m.to a 911 call reporting a gunshot victim at 1232 Northview Dr.in the Countryview Estates neighborhood.
Gold Coast Chief Superintendent Marty Mickelson told the Gold Coast Bulletin that officers attempted to calm the man down and when this did not work they used pepper spray which was ineffective due to windy conditions. The policeman also throws punches in an attempt to restrain the man.
Photos have been released of two men considered by the Florida Highway Patrol as persons of interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash.At around 11:27 p.m. on April 11, 46-year-old Spring Hill resident Jamie Dawn Patterson was walking east across USA 19, .
When police arrived, Frank Molina, 34, of 234 Post Rd in Cos Cob, was observed leaving the area and did not comply with officers instructions to stop. "They dumped his body in a drain and sped away with the auto", said the police.
The man was later charged with assaulting police and public nuisance.