TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Three Havana men have been arrested for an car burglary in the Summerbrooke community that left a police hurt when the suspect vehicle struck him as it was driven away.
All three men remained in the Leon County Detention Center on Thursday. They were booked on Tuesday.
Jalin Tyshon Kenon, 18, of Havana faces ten charges and had a $36,000 bond. His charges include burglary of a vehicle, possessing burglary tools with intent to use, attempted burglary and grand theft.
Joe Patrick Slater, 19, faces 12 charges, including ones for burglary of a structure and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. His bond was set at $46,000.
Marcuius Oliver, 20, has 14 charges, includiding ones for burglary of a structure, possession of cannabis, grand theft of a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm. His bond totaled $46,000.
On Jan. 14, 2018, three off-duty police officers were in a car returning home from a hunting trip when one of them noticed a white SUV with its parking lights on. They also saw a young man standing at the driver's side door of a Dodge truck at a Preservation Drive driveway.
Unfamiliar with the young man, and knowing that the area had recently had multiple burglaries, the officers believed they were witnessing a burglary in progress, according to a probable cause affidavit.
An officer identified himself as a police officer and ordered the suspect to stop, and the suspect fled on foot to the SUV, which ultimately struck one officer as it sped away.
Two officers shot at the vehicle to try to stop it from hitting the other officer.
Two men were last seen fleeing northbound on Preservation Drive, the investigator wrote. The vehicle was found unoccupied in a gas station on Bannerman Road and had multiple bullet strikes and deflated driver's side front and rear wheels.
The suspects were not found the night of the incident.
The investigator got in touch with the registered owner of the vehicle that struck the officer and learned that someone else, Slater, had driven the vehicle on the night of the incident.
Slater matched the appearance of a person seen on video surveillance attempting to open the doors of vehicles in the neighborhood where the incident took place, a court document said.
On Jan. 16, 2018, a court order for telephone records led to investigators obtaining information about phone calls made from Slater's phone. The investigator said that the data indicated that Slater had been in the Summerbrook neighborhood for extended times when multiple burglaries had occurred.
On Jan. 22, 2018, Oliver told an investigator he and Kenon had accompanied Slater in the white Jeep. Oliver said he was unsure where they were when four white males exited a vehicle with firearms and he heard one of the males saying to stop multiple times.
Oliver told the investigator that Slater was driving the Jeep as they sped off and the off-duty officers were firing at them.
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