Suspect Arrested After Attack on Deputy Near Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A 21-year-old man faces numerous charges after fighting with deputies who were trying to arrest him.
The incident began Monday afternoon when Deputy Felix Moret was flagged down by someone at a bus stop near Tampa. The man told the deputy he'd just been robbed at gunpoint by a man on a bicycle. The deputy saw the suspect and began chasing him.
Sheriff's officials say the deputy caught up with suspect Lamont Graddy. They say Graddy struck the deputy with his fists and tried to gouge Moret's eyes. Deputy Dave Burney arrived and tried to put Graddy in handcuffs, but he continued to struggle.
Both deputies used stun guns and took him into custody.
Moret was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

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