Man Bolts, Get Volts: Officer Injured Arresting Suspect Unfazed by Taser, Police Say
MANCHESTER — A police officer was injured after chasing a wanted man through city streets Saturday.
According to a press release, Officer William Reagan stopped a pick-up truck at the corner of Chestnut and Myrtle streets Saturday afternoon around 3:30 for a motor vehicle violation. Reagan spoke to the driver, Timothy Fenoff, 44, and his passenger, then went back to his cruiser to complete a license check. While Reagan was at his cruiser, the passenger in the truck, Pedro Jimenez, 36, got out of the vehicle and took off on foot.
Reagan followed, catching up with Jimenez in a driveway of an apartment building on Myrtle Street. Jimenez fell to the ground and Reagan attemped to put handcuffs on him, police said. Jimenez became combative, striking the officer several times until he was able to escape, police said.
Jimenez then fled to the rear of the building with Reagan in pursuit. Reagan then deployed his Taser but Jimenez kept running toward Orange Street, police said.
At the intersection of Orange and Chestnut streets, Reagan was finally able to put handcuffs on the still-combative man and another officer arrived on scene to assist with the arrest, police said.
Reagan was injured and was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a concussion and minor abrasions.
Jimenez was charged with felony level resisting arrest/detention, criminal mischief, simple assault and an electronic bench warrant.
He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on Monday.