A Florida man was arrested Wednesday for stomping on the back of a deputy’s head and putting them in a chokehold, according to deputies.
Investigators say they were called to a disturbance Wednesday at a home in the 3400 block of Brooke Road, in Fort Meade, Polk County.
Investigators said Jordan Engle, 18, the suspect, was dating a 15-year-old girl and her father told him to “get away from my daughter.”
When deputies arrived, the 18-year-old suspect was spotted walking down the road.
When deputies ordered Engle to stop, he shouted to law enforcement, “I am going to my house to get something to kill you with.”
The deputy ordered Engle to stop again, but he refused to comply. Instead, deputies say Engle attempted to flee by running down the driveway of his home on Brooke Road.
After a short foot chase, Engle stopped running at the front porch area of his home and told deputies to leave him alone and saying again, “I am going inside to get something to kill you.”
Investigators say the deputy grabbed Engle by the arm, but was pulled to the ground face down at the porch steps of the home.
Engle then stomped on the back of the deputy’s head four or five times with his right foot, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
After the deputy caught Engle’s foot, he was pulled to the ground where he allegedly wrapped his right arm around the neck of the deputy and started to choke him.
More deputies arrived at the scene and placed Engle in handcuffs.
Deputies say that after Engle was read his rights, he told authorities he knew the deputy was on duty and that he was not afraid of them.
The sheriff’s office says the deputy involved in the scuffle suffered redness around his neck, lacerations to the left side of his neck, lacerations to his left knee, scrapes on both his elbows, and slight swelling on the back of his head.
Jordan Engle, 18, with charged with the following: Attempted 2nd-degree murder of law enforcement officer, Aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer Aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer Deprive officer use of communication, and Resisting officer with violence Resisting officer without violence
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