WINDERMERE, Fla. (WESH) – A Windermere police officer’s body camera caught the moment he approached a wanted man and the moment that man ran away from the officer, officials said.
Windermere officials said that man is Jason Baldwin.
They said the foot chase went on after Baldwin ran from a traffic stop. Eventually the pursuit ended in Baldwin’s arrest.
He appeared before a judge Friday morning, yawning while he heard the charges against him.
The charges include resisting arrest and battery on an officer.
His public defender argued against several additional charges of burglary.
“According to the police report, this was merely an escapade through yards, there was no entry into a dwelling,” the attorney said.
A bond was set, but Baldwin will likely await his next court date in lockup since he’s allegedly a fugitive.
Once his case is dealt with in Orange County court, it’s likely he will be sent to Pennsylvania. He faces grand theft charges there, according to court documents.
Windermere officials said the officer involved had a minor injury but will be fine.