Fugitive leaps from balcony, caught by Pasco County deputies

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 11:42:26-05

(WFLA) Body camera video from a Florida sheriff's deputy shows a fugitive taking big measures to run away from law enforcement.

On Friday, several units from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office warrants unit responded to the Ashton Oaks Apartments in New Port Richey.

They received a tip that Rashad Walker was hiding out there.

He had outstanding warrants from Maitland, Florida for second-degree attempted murder and aggravated battery with great bodily harm.

Once deputies knocked on the door, they realized the suspect was going to try to leave through the back. So deputies were there waiting for him.

Walker eventually jumped from the second-floor balcony but was quickly caught.

"This particular suspect was definitely brazen to do what he did thinking that he could just leap from the balcony and escape our guys," said Amy Marinec with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

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