Man wanted for several warrants leads deputies on chase

POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A wanted man is in custody Sunday for multiple warrants that include aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, Polk County deputies say.

"He clearly has no regard for the law, and will go to great lengths to elude capture," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

David Boone, 39, was seen by deputies driving down U.S. Highway 27 near Interstate-4 Friday evening in a black Mazda. Deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle, but Boone fled.

Polk County Sheriff's office helicopter assisted deputies on the ground as they followed after Boone.

During the pursuit Boone's vehicle broke down leading to him fleeing on foot. Deputies ran after Boone finally stopping him by deploying their taser.

Boone was taken to Heart of Florida Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was then booked into Polk County Jail.

"We are relieved that this very dangerous criminal is off the streets and in our jail," said Judd.

Boone faces several charges including: three counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding, two counts aggravated assault on law enforcement officer, one count possession of meth and paraphernalia, two counts resisting arrest, one count grand theft of a motor vehicle, one count criminal mischief, and one count trespassing.

He is being held on no bond.

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