A Florida sheriff’s deputy was punched in the face Sunday morning while trying to arrest a man on a felony warrant, authorities said.
Manatee Deputy C. Briles got punched by Angel Welborn, 22, during a scuffle when Welborn attempted to run away., according to a sheriff's office report.
As the fight continued, Briles deployed a stun device, which had some effect but Welborn was able to run away again.
Briles caught up to Welborn and was finally able to get him into custody with the help of another deputy, according to the report.
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Welborn was in the Manatee County jail on Sunday subject to a $1,000 bond. He was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, operating a motor vehicle without a license and resisting arrest, according to the jail website.