Law enforcement officials say a juvenile deliberately ran over a deputy near Orlando, and authorities are still looking for the suspect.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement that Sgt. Mary Pearce had active custody orders for the juvenile. The statement says that when confronted by Pearce on Friday morning, the juvenile fled in a vehicle, striking her.
The statement says the juvenile then left the scene in a vehicle.
The sheriff’s office says Pearce was taken to a hospital with injuries. The news release doesn’t provide further details about Pearce or the juvenile. The sheriff is expected to give more information at a briefing outside the hospital later Friday.
The sheriff’s office says via Twitter that officials are keeping the injured deputy in their thoughts and prayers.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.