SPRING HILL, Fla. - Neighbors of a Spring Hill woman, accused of dragging a sheriff's deputy with her truck, then hitting and killing a man on a motorcycle, say news of her actions is no surprise.
Investigators say Pasco County Deputy Ashley Grady was trying to arrest Brittany Miles on suspicion of DUI, when Miles took off, dragging the deputy down the road.
Investigators say Miles was handcuffed and in the backseat of Grady's patrol car, when she got out and ran back to her truck. They say Deputy Grady reached through the truck window and tried to take the keys out of the ignition, but Miles drove off.
Miles is also suspected of running over Henry McCain in Hernando County.
Miles' neighbors heard about the accident and they say her bad behavior is nothing new.
Caroline Stidham said she was "always under eviction, the threat of eviction. Then I seen the electric go out. It's been out for a month. Then the gas. And she was never here."
Across town, Henry McCain's neighbors are missing the man they saw ride his motorcycle through the neighborhood. Dennis Camacho said, "I went over there today with my son. We went to Walmart, bought a card and some flowers and we gave it to them."
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says the way Miles escaped is still under investigation.
Deputy Grady is on medical leave with a broken arm, which will not require surgery. There's no word yet on when she'll be back to work.
Brittany Miles made her first appearance in court today. She's facing a number of charges in Pasco and Hernando Counties, including attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and fleeing and eluding. She is being held in the Hernando County jail on no bond.
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