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Subject: Aggravated Battery on LEO with a Motor Vehicle
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Incident Date/Time 1/6/2020 6:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 2/6/2020 6:00:00 AM
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Person/Suspect Info

INCIDENT DATE 01/05/2020

TIME 2106 hrs.

Case Number: 2020-000407
Incident Type: Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer w/ Motor Vehicle
Location: 608 33rd Ave East, Bradenton
Suspect(s): Joseph Lloyd Hanold Race/Sex: W/M Suspect(s) D.O.B: 07/04/1989

At approximately 9:00 pm detectives in the Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) were conducting directed patrols when they drove past the suspected vehicle located at 608 33rd Ave east. The vehicle was facing east bound and running. VCTF learned the registered owner was Barry Gardner W/M 04-18-69 with an active warrant (Contempt of Court). VCTF turned around on the vehicle and approached it from the front. All three detectives were wearing body armor with the word SHERIFF across the front with silver bold lettering and walked up to the parked vehicle (Gold Toyota Van).

One of the detectives came up on the driver’s side first and placed his left hand on the fender and said to the driver; “Sheriff’s Office, show me your hands.” The driver did not comply, placed the vehicle into drive and accelerated at a high rate of speed, striking that detective with the front driver side fender causing him to loose balance and fall to the ground. The driver was now headed straight at one of the other detectives. As the suspect was about to strike that detective, he fired two rounds at the driver and jumped out of the way of the moving van. The suspect then fled the area heading east bound. Deputies later located Barry Gardner at a residence in the 1600blk 53rd Ave E and arrested him on the warrant, however he did not fit the description of the suspect that hit the detective. Barry told deputies he loaned his van to (Joe Pro) AKA: Joseph Hanold 7/4/89 w/m.

At 11:35 pm, information was obtained on the whereabouts of the van near the Moose Lodge. Hanold was located and arrested without incident at 215 44th Ave E. (across from the Moose Lodge). He is charged with Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.

The vehicle was left running and parked in the field. Detectives and investigators with MCSO Professional Standards (I/A) responded to the scene and confirmed the vehicle was involved and matched the description. One bullet hole was located in the center of the windshield and appeared to enter the dashboard. The suspect was not hit by the detective’s gunfire and was un-injured in the incident. The detective struck by the van was also un-injured.

Per policy, an Internal Investigation into the shooting was opened. That investigation is on-going.