Deputies say man damaged windows of ASO patrol car

Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:25 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:33 p.m.

A man with a history of violent behavior who was wanted in connection with multiple felonies has been accused of damaging two patrol cars while being arrested late Wednesday.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office had been looking for Daniel Lee Clark, 19, of Gainesville, to arrest him on warrants charging him with aggravated battery, burglary, battery, larceny and criminal mischief.

Deputies said they knew Clark was dangerous and a potential threat. As a 16-year-old, Clark was adjudicated as an adult in Marion County and sent to Florida State Prison to serve a two-year sentence for battery on detention staff.

At around 7:15 p.m., the Sheriff's Office got a tip Clark was at the Majestic Oaks complex at 5800 SW 20th Ave. Several deputies surrounded the buildings where Clark had been seen. Sheriff's spokesman Art Forgey said that as soon as Clark spotted some of the deputies, he tried to run but was overtaken quickly.

Deputies said that while they were handcuffing Clark and trying to get him into the back of a patrol car, he kicked the window out of one vehicle and damaged the window and frame of another.

The bond set on Clark's warrants was $510,000. He was being held Thursday at the Alachua County jail awaiting a first court appearance, where bond would be set on the added charges of resisting arrest with violence and property damage.

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