SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WALA) - Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Deputies said an 18-year-old has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer after he allegedly picked up the deputy and threw him to the ground.
Deputies said the teen, identified as Victor Nguyen, was spotted as the deputy patrolled the Driftwood Estates subdivision due to recent residential and car burglaries to the area.
The deputy said he saw Nguyen urinating next to someone's driveway. When he tried to talk with Nguyen, he said Nguyen walked away from him, staggered and appeared to be intoxicated.
The deputy said he asked Nguyen to walk to his patrol car but Nguyen shoved the deputy and ran.
Officials said a resident was able to help stop Nguyen when he walked in front of him.
The deputy said he tried to take Nguyen into custody, but the suspect grabbed him around the body, picked him up and threw him to the ground. The deputy finally was able to put Nguyen into cuffs.
In addition to the battery charge, Nguyen was also charged with resisting arrest with violence.
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