Tallahassee man accused of striking officer with SUV

Missing Tallahassee man arrested for aggravated battery on officer
Posted at 10:29 AM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 08:58:22-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A 19-year-old reported missing out of Tallahassee has been arrested, accused of striking an officer with a SUV. 

Conor Toolan was arrested on Friday for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, false imprisonment, and resisting officer without violence.

According to a probable cause document, police were called to a residence in the 5900 block of Ox Bottom Manor Drive on Wednesday about a missing and endangered person, 19-year-old Toolan. The caller said that Toolan may have been at the home and may have her car.

Toolan was reported missing out of Tallahassee on Wednesday.

Documents say there was a concern for Toolan's welfare as he had made suicidal statements before his disappearance. He also had an active warrant for drug related charges and is known to resist law enforcement.

When an officer approached the drive way of the residence, they noticed a white Ford Escape parked in the yard. As that officer called in back up, the car suddenly cranked up.

There were two people in the car, according to a probable cause document, a white male driver, later identified as Toolan, and a black male front passenger. The officer then approached the car, shouting commands for Toolan to get out of the car.

Once the officer got to the driveway, documents say Toolan put the car into drive and slammed on the gas pedal, heading directly at the officer. 

The officer managed to step out of the way to avoid any major damage, but was hit by a rearview mirror and sustained minor injuries. 

As the car continued speeding off down Milestone Drive, "the front, passenger door suddenly opened," the officer wrote in his report. "[The passenger] attempted to jump out of the moving vehicle but was unsuccessful in making it completely out."

The passenger was dragged a couple of yards before Toolan slowed the car down so he could get out. Once the passenger was out, Toolan sped off once again and was unable to be found. 

The passenger didn't have any life-threatening injuries, according to the officer, but he did have a large amount of road rash on his back and legs as well as a broken ankle.

Toolan was found the next day and was taken into custody. He remains in the Leon County Detention Facility on a $56,000 bond.