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Florida Child Pornography Suspect Resists Arrest, Which Proves to Be a Bad Decision

Posted on | June 4, 2018 | No Comments

 

The sheriff’s department in Polk County, Florida, was investigating a child pornography case, which brought deputies Christine Smith and Trent Medley to a residence in Dundee, where Andres Estrada, 21, lived with his family, according to Sheriff Grady Judd:

During an undercover child porn investigation, the Sheriff’s Office received information that porn had been downloaded to a device at the Eighth Street address. The officers went to the home about 10:30 a.m. and found Estrada there with his brother, Claudio Estrada, 18.
Both brothers were cooperative with the deputies, voluntarily surrendering a laptop and cellphones. Andres Estrada voluntarily unlocked his phone.
When one deputy found a child porn image on Andres Estrada’s phone, he dropped his head as if to acknowledge it. Medley told Smith to “read him his rights” and walked outside.
“The investigation was going very well at this point,” Judd said.
But Estrada turned violent as Smith was making the arrest, yelling, “You’re not going to do this to me.” He lunged at the deputy, and they landed on the floor with Estrada on top, beating Smith about the head.
“He outweighed her by 100 pounds, and he was viciously beating her,” the sheriff said. “It was a violent, vicious fight.”
When Medley heard his partner screaming for help, he rushed back inside the home. He saw Claudio Estrada trying to break up the fight.
Medley fired at least three shots when he observed Andres Estrada reaching for Smith’s gun and ignoring his commands to get off her. Judd could not say where the bullets struck Estrada. . . .
Andres Estrada had no criminal record, but there were three incidents in which he was detained under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows for the involuntarily detention of persons for mental health problems, particularly if they appear to pose a danger to themselves or others.

The deceased suspect was crazy, and Crazy People Are Dangerous.

 

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