Larry Bryant: Man arrested after leading Riviera police on chase that ended in Jupiter, police say

Police: Officer struck by Bryant's vehicle

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- Riviera Beach police have identified a man who led authorities on a chase from Riviera Beach to Jupiter Monday after striking an officer with his vehicle, according to an arrest report.

The chase began in the 1100 block of West 28th Street in Riviera Beach where police responded to a domestic call around 11 a.m.

According to the arrest report, 24-year-old Larry Bryant, of Miami, punched and pepper sprayed an acquaintance, smashed a woman's living room window with a two-by-four and struck a responding officer with his vehicle before driving away.

Riviera police said Bryant was suspected of aggravated battery before leaving the scene in his Toyota Solara and driving northbound onto Old Dixie Highway.

Bryant eventually led officers northbound on Interstate 95 where he officers say he displayed an "intentional disregard for public safety," reaching speeds of more than 110 miles per hour, according to the report.

After Bryant briefly lost control of the vehicle and struck a center medium, officers learned there was a passenger in the vehicle, later identified as 23-year-old Carlton McClendon.

During the chase, McClendon bailed out of the vehicle and was taken into custody by officers "visibly shaken."

The chase continued to the Indiantown West exit in Jupiter, where Bryant exited his vehicle on Indiantown Road and ran into the woods near Pratt Whitney Road.

Bryant, who was wearing red underwear, ran through a swamp area. Police at the scene said he was at one point wearing women's lingerie and later found a bra in the back seat of his vehicle.

Police caught up to Bryant and took him into custody at gunpoint.

While police were transporting him, they said he began spitting at officers from the back seat of the squad car.

Officers said they were forced to pull over and place a medical mask on Bryant to stop him from spitting.

Bryant has been charged with one count of kidnapping and false imprisonment, one count of battery on an officer, one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, on count of fleeing/eluding police.

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