Suspect Wanted for VOP Manslaughter Flees From Trooper (WARNING GRAPHIC)
WEEKI WACHEE – There are new details on the man who fled from law enforcement last night, after a routine traffic stop on Cortez Blvd (ORIGINAL STORY).
According to a preliminary report from a spokesperson with the Florida Highway Patrol, Corporal Clarence Williams attempted to stop a 1996 Suzuki Motorcycle at the intersection of Cortez Blvd and Nightwalker Road, after clocking the driver doing 80 mph in a 50 mph zone. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Samuel Lively Michael Stockdale, of Daytona Beach, dropped the bike on the side of the road and fled into the wood line. With the assistance of K-9 and air support, the Stockdale was located behind a residence on Noddy Tern Road, near Nightwalker Road. During his arrest, Stockdale sustained injuries as a result of being bitten by K-9. He was airlifted to Bayonet Point Hospital, where he remains hospitalized. His condition is unknown at this time.
During a search of the motorcycle, authorities discovered a stolen 9mm handgun.
Stockdale faces charges of Fleeing and Eluding, Driving with a Suspended License, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Grand Theft of a Firearm. In addition to the new charges, Stockdale had an active warrant for Violating Parole or Probation stemming from a previous DUI Manslaughter Charge.
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