Arkansas Fugitive Who Threatened to Shoot Coworkers Captured in Orlando After Wild Chase
Florida man Daniel Allen Harris, 33 of Palm Bay is in the Orange County jail charged with multiple offenses after a wild vehicle pursuit that started in Brevard County, ended on State Road 528, the Beachline Expressway, in Orange County with a textbook PIT maneuver by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.
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The case started in Brevard County where Harris lives. Brevard Deputies attempted a traffic stop on Harris for an out of state warrant from Arkansas. It seems he had a little trouble up there. Harris allegedly threatened to kill his co-workers after being fired back in March. He reportedly waved a gun and threatened to shoot a few of them.
Harris did not stop for Brevard deputies. Tod Goodyear with the Brevard Sheriff’s office stated “At that point, he did not stop. He just continued driving.” Harris got onto the westbound State Road 528 and started heading for Orlando.
Arkansas court records state, he threatened to kill his coworkers after being fired from his job. https://t.co/RVeDjHbdMF
— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) October 20, 2022
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers, the Brevard Sheriff’s office helicopter, as well as multiple patrol units from the Brevard and Orange County Sheriff’s office chased Harris in his Kia Soul into Orange County at speeds of around 75 – 80 mph.
An FHP Trooper then initiated a PIT maneuver which spun Harris into the guard rail. Before a 2nd trooper could block him in, Harris got turned around and took off. The same trooper pitted him again, and this time the chase was over.
Harris exited the vehicle with his hands in the air. Troopers conducted a felony stop and ordered Harris to walk backwards to them and then put the bracelets on him.
Harris was charged with fleeing & eluding a law enforcement officer, driving without a license in Brevard and Orange counties, as well as the original warrant for failure to appear in Arkansas on three counts of terroristic threatening and criminal mischief.
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