March 10, 2011

Man who flees from KWPD arrested in the county

A teen who fled from Key West Police was arrested just after midnight today by deputies after he ran out of gas in his vehicle.

Deputy Jaime Miranda responded to the 13.5 mile marker to assist with a disabled vehicle. When he arrived, he found the driver, 19 year old Cody Hogue of Key West, sitting in the car. He told the deputy he ran out of gas and asked for a ride to a gas station.

Deputy Miranda recognized the car matched a notice to be on the lookout issued by Key West Police. He called for Deputy David Fernandez to respond as backup.

When Deputy Fernandez arrived, the deputies attempted to place Hogue under arrest. He fought violently, kicking, hitting and struggling and was hit with a Taser twice before was finally handcuffed.

A search turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his pockets. He was charged with resisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail.

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