Press Release



 
Subject: News - Vehicle Pursuit with K9 Arrest
Incident Type:
Incident Date/Time 1/25/1900 4:00:00 PM
Expire Date/Time 2/25/2100 9:00:00 AM
Location:
Case Number: 2019-002042
Related Link:
Person/Suspect Info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9wsHgS6jIc&feature=youtu.be
Case Number: 2019-002042

Incident Type: FLEEING TO ELUDE, FELONY DWLSR, RESISTING W/ VIOLENCE , FELONY WARRANT Business/Subdivision:

ation: 3Case Number: 2019-002042
Incident Type: FLEEING TO ELUDE, FELONY DWLSR, RESISTING W/ VIOLENCE , FELONY WARRANT Business/Subdivision:
Location: 3300 SR 70 East Zone: E50
Suspect(s): Thomas G. Grieco Race/Sex: W/M Suspect(s) D.O.B: 09/22/89

At approximately 1:27 am (1/23/19) Thomas Grieco, known to have felony arrest warrants, was spotted at the Circle K at 3300 SR 70 East, Bradenton.

A Patrol deputy attempted a traffic stop, Grieco fled, and a pursuit was initiated. Traffic was light and weather was clear. The pursuit proceeded eastbound on SR 70 East and then onto I-75 south. Watch arrived and called the pursuit as the vehicle was exiting I-75 at Fruitville. All MCSO vehicles broke off the pursuit and turned their emergency lights off. The pursuit lasted approximately 7 minutes. Watch continued to call out the vehicle's direction. Stop sticks were deployed at Honore and University Parkway. The vehicle hit the sticks but continued to flee as watch called the direction of travel. MCSO units remained a safe distance away without emergency equipment activated.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop at mile marker 222 on I-75 North. Grieco bailed and a perimeter was set. A passenger in the vehicle remained in the passenger seat. She was uninjured. K9 and Watch located Grieco and he was taken into custody after being bitten. Grieco resisted arrest with violence by actively kicking and flailing his arms attempting to get the K9 off of him, ignoring all commands from the K9 Deputy (handler).

Grieco had several prior convictions for DWLSR and was charged accordingly. No MCSO vehicles were damaged in the pursuit. Grieco was taken to MMH to be medically cleared.