68.7 F
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Home Arrests Two Clermont Police Officers Injured in Foot Pursuit of Carjacking Suspect

Two Clermont Police Officers Injured in Foot Pursuit of Carjacking Suspect

- Advertisement -

CLERMONT, Fla. — Two Clermont City Police Officers were injured during a foot pursuit of a robbery suspect after responding to a call about a possible robbery and carjacking.

The alleged suspect, David W. Cox, attempted to carjack a woman in the Publix parking lot in the area of County Road 455 and State Road 50 as she was having lunch in her car.

Police responded to the call at 11:15 a.m. Monday.

- Advertisement -

Police say the woman reportedly fought the man off as he attempted to carjack her.

As the officers approached the suspect he fled on foot running across six lanes of traffic and then into a wooded area near Toyota of Clermont.

When Cox tried to run into a wooded area, sheriff’s deputies fired a taser after he refused to stop.

- Advertisement -

Cox was charged with carjacking, battery, and resisting arrest without violence.

According to court records, Cox is also facing charges of aggravated battery for a July 2 arrest. The victim was later able to identify him.

Both officers are still recovering from their injuries but are expected to make s full recovery.

- Advertisement -

Cox was transported to the Lake County Jail where he remains in lieu of a $27,000 bond.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe for free daily news

Receive daily emails and keep up with local news 100% Free!

Kelly Stacy
I have worked in the medical community for over 20 years. I have many interests, including my two wonderful children. I enjoy women's issues, medical issues, crime, forensics, food, and community.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Sumter County SPCA Hosts Virtual “Jeopardy-style” Fundrasier

Sumter County Humane Society is hosting its second virtual "Jeopardy-style" quiz show fundraiser.

Drugs, Vehicles, & Over $100k Seized In Lake County Drug Bust

Law enforcement officers seized over $36,000 worth of drugs, multiple vehicles, and over $100,000 in cash during drug bust in Clermont, Florida.

Clermont Woman Offers Deputy “Oral Sex” After Arrest

19-year-old Madison Bryant was charged with bribing a public official after offering oral sex to deputy.

Summerfield Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

45-year-old Joey Edward Morgan is wanted for attempted murder after witnesses say he beat his wife along I-75 Thursday morning, pushing her into oncoming traffic.

Recent Comments