Dramatic police bodycam video shows a Florida man fighting off being tased and dragging a deputy nearly 50 feet while the suspect and officer were handcuffed.
Around 7:15 p.m. On Dec. 11, police attempted to serve an active warrant to Keon Hodge in Tampa, Florida. Hodge fiercely resisted being arrested, but officers were able to get a handcuff on one of his hands. While resisting, deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office tased Hodge, but they did not affect the suspect.
Bodycam footage shows Hodge dragging a female deputy approximately 50 feet by his handcuffed wrist.
Hodge fled the crime scene and was able to outrun the female officer. The 28-year-old suspect managed to hide in a building on a car lot.
The manhunt quickly intensified when the aviation unit with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was called in to locate the runaway suspect. The police helicopter operator was able to spot Hodge.
Deputies with a K-9 unit were directed by the aviation unit to the building where Hodge was hiding. The police dog located Hodge hiding behind a hot water heater.
Hodge was arrested and hit with nine charges. He was charged with three counts of resisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, prisoner escape or attempt to escape, criminal mischief $1,000 or more, burglary of…