On Saturday in Lakeland, two sheriff’s officers were struck by a car driven by a Florida woman with a criminal history of assaulting law enforcement. The cops had just fired in self-defense.
Just before one o’clock in the afternoon, deputies from the Polk County sheriff’s office responded to a report of a suspicious person made by Max Pay Pawn Shop in the 600 block of North Combee Road in unincorporated Lakeland, according to the authorities.
Authorities claimed the suspect, Carina Holder, 27, of Davenport, was attempting to use a stolen credit card.
Holder allegedly attempted to flee the scene in a BMW X5 when the deputies tried to speak to her after they arrived a short while later, according to the authorities.
Authorities claim that Holder struck two of the deputies when he drove directly at them. Authorities claim that officers opened fire in an effort to halt the automobile out of fear for their lives and the lives of bystanders. They also claim that Holder continued to flee the area before being apprehended and jailed some two miles away.
According to authorities, neither deputy sheriff Melissa Myers nor deputy sheriff Hannah Peche were significantly damaged as a result of being struck, and the suspect was unharmed. Authorities claimed that Myers and other Deputy Sheriff Joshua Chaves started shooting.
Holder will face accusations of two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, armed burglary, and violently resisting arrest. Additional charges of fraud are also anticipated.
In 2021, Holder was detained in Polk County for battery on a police officer and resisted both physically and verbally.
She was detained in March 2022 for battery, battery on an officer or firefighter, and nonviolent resistance, according to the authorities. Holder was detained in September and charged with forgery, criminal use of a personal identification document, grand theft, making false claims, impersonating another person in order to get property, uttering a forged instrument, and using a communications device illegally.