K9 caught man in Bradenton after high-speed car chase - WFLA News Channel 8

Law enforcement K9 caught man in Bradenton after high-speed car chase

Posted: Updated:
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A law enforcement K9 helped apprehend a man who led deputies on a high-speed chase after holding a woman and her five children hostage in Manatee County. 

Manatee County Sheriff's deputies reported that the incident started Monday evening at the home of Victor Alarcon's located at the 1200 block of 72nd Avenue Court East in Rubonia.  Alarcon, 30, had Marisela Nunez, 27, and her five children to his home for a visit, according to the investigation report.

Alarcon and Nunez were arguing when Alarcon grabbed the woman's car keys and told her and the children to get into the car.  Deputies say, he promised to take the woman and her kids home.

According to the MCSO report, Alarcon drove aggressively and scared Nunez and her children.  When he got near her home, he saw police officers there and kept driving.

Alarcon didn't let Nunez and her kids out of the car for another half an hour and eventually dropped them off near Manatee Avenue East.  

Police caught up with Alarcon in Palmetto who continued the chase that at times reached speeds of up to 80 miles per hour, deputies reported.

Officials say deputies had to use special devices that punctured Alarcon's tires near Erie Road.  Alarcon almost ran over MCSO deputies and sideswiped a sheriff's cruiser.  When Alarcon finally stopped, he headed into a nearby wooded area.  That's when officials say, a law enforcement K9 took chase after Alarcon.

Alarcon tried to fight off the K9 but was almost immediately taken down, deputies said.   Alarcon was treated for cuts and scrapes and transported to Manatee County Central Jail.

Authorities charged Alarcon with false imprisonment, car theft, assaults on law enforcement and battery on a law enforcement K9 as well as other charges.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

    Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:05:37 GMT
    Barajas with sons (NBC)Barajas with sons (NBC)
    A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.
    A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.
  • 12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

    12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:57 GMT
    The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
    The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
  • MUGS: 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, Adults Arrested

    MUGS: 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, Adults Arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:16:58 GMT

    Investigators say they found the trailer surrounded by piles of clothes and trash, a swimming pool with green water, animal feces and roaches on the floor of the home and unsecured guns and medicine bottles.

    Investigators say they found the trailer surrounded by piles of clothes and trash, a swimming pool with green water, animal feces and roaches on the floor of the home and unsecured guns and medicine bottles.

Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.