Pinal County deputies took a man into custody on Sept. 30 who had violated an Order of Protection against the mother of his child at a house in San Tan Valley
After deputies handcuffed and placed Michael Oliver, 23, in the back of a patrol car, he asked for the cuffs to be loosened.
Oliver was then able to free one of his hands, open the car door and run away.
According to Sheriff Paul Babeu, this is what happened next:
Deputies chased after him as he climbed and jumped over several backyard fences. While Oliver was jumping over one of the fences, he didn't realize there was a metal stake in the ground. Oliver jumped down onto the stake which impaled the left side of his buttocks. He was able to free himself from the stake, and deputies were able to catch up to him. Deputies attempted to take him into custody but Oliver fought with them to get free.
Oliver was eventually arrested. According to Babeu, deputies suffered minor injuries during the chase and struggle with Oliver.
The suspect was bleeding profusely due to his injury and had to be taken by air ambulance to Chandler Regional Hospital for treatment.
Pinal County deputies have asked the county attorney's office to charge the suspect with Aggravated Assault, Escape, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Harassment, Interfering with Judicial Proceeding, and Disorderly Conduct/Domestic Assault.
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