Man tracked by helicopter after fleeing deputies in Martin County

Posted at 1:54 PM, Oct 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-02 13:54:10-04

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. -- The Martin County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Saturday night after he fled on foot during a traffic stop.

MCSO says a woman contacted them to report that she had an order of protection against the suspect, but he was following her anyway and she was frightened.

When deputies located his vehicle, they say he bailed out and tried to hide in a dense wooded area.

MCSO Air 1 tracked the suspect using an infrared camera and he was placed into custody.