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Man accused of attacking Fort Lauderdale police officer

Marcelas Jones attacked officer who tried to stop him from leaving crash scene, police say

Marcelas Jones, 29, is accused of attacking a Fort Lauderdale police officer.
Marcelas Jones, 29, is accused of attacking a Fort Lauderdale police officer. (WPLG)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man attacked a police officer Thursday near Fort Lauderdale’s Lake Aire-Palm View neighborhood, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

Casey Liening, a spokeswoman for the department, said the officer was called to a crash about 4 p.m. on Northwest 19th Street, between Northwest 26th Terrace and Northwest 24th Terrace.

Liening said the officer reported she was trying to stop Marcelas Jones, 29, from leaving the scene of the crash when she deployed her Taser gun. Instead of surrendering, witnesses told police, Jones attacked the officer.

Liening said the officer wasn’t seriously injured.

Jones faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.


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