On December 11, 2020, officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve an active warrant to Keon Hodge in Tampa, Florida.
Video captured by police bodycams has now been released and shows Hodge fighting off being tased and dragging a female deputy nearly 50 feet while being handcuffed.
He then managed to flee the scene and evade arrest until he was located by the Aviation Unit of the Sheriff’s Office.
A K-9 unit was then directed to a building where Hodge was hiding behind a hot water heater and he was arrested.
Hodge has been charged with nine offenses, including 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 an unoccupied structure, trespass on property other than structure or conveyance and failure to obey written promise to appear.
His bond has been set at $17,500.
Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement, “When it comes to teamwork, it couldn’t be better displayed than what these deputies showed. After this man violently rejected the first attempt at his arrest, he now will face additional consequences for his despicable actions.”