Pasco deputies arrest suspect who cut boss, drove car into business

$75,000 damage to Action Honda in Hudson
Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 17:36:55-04

Pasco Sheriff's deputies say a Hudson man suspected of being involved in an aggravated battery, criminal trespass and business burglary has turned himself in, and was booked into the county jail.

At about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, 26-year-old William Engle met with his ex-girlfriend at the 7-Eleven at County Line Road and U.S. 19, for a child custody issue. Engle's boss, the owner of Action Honda in Hudson, was there to ensure nothing happened.

Deputies say Engle is a known drug user with a violent history. Records indicate he has prior arrests for domestic battery and assault and resisting arrest.

During the discussion, authorities report Engle and the woman got into an argument. That is when Engle allegedly tried to cut his ex-girlfriend's tires with a knife.

Engle's boss attempted to intervene and got cut on the hand and across the stomach. The injuries are said to be minor. The boss refused medical treatment.

Deputies say Engle left the 7-Eleven and went to Action Honda just down U.S. 19 in Hudson, where his car was parked. He then allegedly got into his vehicle and used it to ram both glass showroom doors of the business causing damage in excess of $75,000.

Engle then fled the scene on a white Honda motorcycle .