October 27, 2009
Levy County Sheriff's Press Release
Bronson, Fla (The Weekly Vice) - Matthew Edward Devers of Bronson was arrested Oct 17 after he repeatedly punched a relative in the face before leading a deputy on an ongoing game of whack-a-mole.
According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, Devers' long ordeal began when he spit on a relative he was mad at.
He then began punching the relative in the face repeatedly with a closed fist. When a female inside the residence tried to intervene, Devers responded by shoving her into a stove and kitchen counters.
When a deputy arrived on the scene, Devers was hiding in the laundry room. The deputy removed her Taser from it's holster and ordered Devers to lie face down on the floor.
Devers initially complied, however when the deputy tried to handcuff him, he rolled over and shouted "Shoot Me." He then attempted to get to his feet, forcing the deputy to deploy her Taser.
Devers screamed, pulled the Taser probes out and then ran out of the home and down the street. After chasing him a block down the road, the deputy finally caught up to him and again ordered him to the ground.
Devers once more refused the deputy's orders, earning himself a dose of pepper spray.
Devers initially complied with the deputy's orders to lay down...but continued to get up each time the deputy attempted to handcuff him.
Tired of chasing Devers around, the deputy opted for a different strategy - holding the suspect at gunpoint until backup could arrive.
Devers was booked into the Levy County Jail on two counts of domestic battery and resisting arrest without violence.
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