A suspect ended up with a dog bite and is now facing multiple charges after deputies say he fled from a traffic stop, injuring a deputy in the process.
On Thursday night, Deputies Dane Jenkins and Joseph Schneider pulled over 23-year-old John Rispoli after they say he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Century Dr. and Essex Ln. in Spring Hill.
Upon making contact with Rispoli, deputies say he abruptly turned the steering wheel to the left and accelerated toward Deputy Jenkins, running over his right foot.
Deputies gave chase but were called off when they were unable to locate Rispoli’s car, which was found crashed into a fire hydrant a short time later at the intersection of Running Oak Ct. and Overview Ln.
Deputy Brandon Cox and K-9 Ike located Rispoli in a heavily wooded area near where the car was abandoned. Deputies say Rispoli failed to comply with lawful commands and was bit by K-9 Ike.
Both Deputy Jenkins and Rispoli were treated and released at a local hospital.
Rispoli was charged with aggravated battery on a LEO, fleeing to elude, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and driving with a suspended license or revoked. His bond is set at $11,000.