Video: Marion County K-9 chomps down on suspect in painful takedown
MARION COUNTY, Fla. - The Marion County Sheriff's Office said a suspect with a suspended license made a bad - and painful - decision when he decided to run away from law enforcement.
Body camera video was released of the incident involving Gregory Linder, 33.
Deputies said they tried to perform a traffic stop on Linder, who they say had previous encounters with deputies. They knew his driving privileges had been suspended so many times that it was a felony for him to get behind the wheel.
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After a short car chase, deputies were able to pull a pit maneuver to get him to stop. They said Linder lost control of his vehicle and got out of his car, causing deputies and K-9 Adelmo to chase him into a wooded area.
That's when body cam video shows deputies yelling at Linder to stop and K-9 Adelmo grabbing hold of the suspect between his legs. You can hear a deputy tell Linder to put his hands up and roll over, saying the K-9 won't let go until he complies.
Linder was taken to the hospital and medically cleared. He was then transported to the Marion County Jail.
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Deputies said Linder is charged with felony fleeing and eluding law enforcement, habitually driving with a suspended license (felony) and resisting without violence.
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