Friday, February 22, 2013
A Martin County deputy was injured while trying to stop a truck
headed toward fire rescue personnel in Port Mayaca, said Christine
Weiss, spokeswoman for Martin County Sheriff’s Office.
2:30 p.m. rescue crews responded to a call of a truck that was sitting
on the side of the road at 18681 SW Conners Highway. When fire rescue
went to search the truck, they found a man inside.
identified as 78-year-old Franklin Lee Hollibaugh, became belligerent
and tried to take off, heading in the direction where fire-rescue
personnel were standing, Weiss said.
She said Sgt. Carmine
Dipaolo attempted to stop the truck by jumping into the driver’s window,
fell and was dragged for a short distance.
Although injured in
the shoulder, Sgt. Dipaolo was able to jump into his cruiser and pursue
the suspect to the Palm Beach County line, where the suspect was
arrested, Weiss said.
Sgt. Dipaolo is at Martin Memorial South being treated for non-life-threatening injuries to the shoulder, Weiss said.
is in custody at the Palm Beach County Jail charged with Battery on a
Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Weiss said.