Haines City, Florida – According to the Haines City Police Department a man stole a car from a dealership this afternoon. That man was eventually arrested by a K9 that was donated to the Haines City Police Department last year.
It all started around 2:00pm Tuesday afternoon. A suspect, Hugh Arthur Stewart, DOB 11/28/82 of Delandy Park Avenue, Davenport, stole a car from Miracle Toyota. The Haines City Police Department engaged in a vehicle pursuit and were assisted by the Polk County Sheriffs Office. Eventually the suspect drove over stop sticks. A Polk County Sheriffs Office deputy conducted the PIT maneuver, ending the pursuit. The suspect then was non compliant with getting out of the vehicle and showing his hands. A Haines City K9 was released to apprehend him.
“The ironic part is our K-9 named Tundra (donated by Miracle Toyota) did the final take down of the suspect. ” said Haines City Police Chief Jim Elensky. The K9 & his Haines City Police Department partner Officer Ryon Green we’re at the right place at the right time.
The suspect is no stranger to the law. He is a frequent flyer. 70 pages of Criminal History. Had a warrant out of Volusia County for Grand Theft Auto and is on probation for Grand Theft Auto.
Stewart is being charged with Grand Theft (Auto) (Felony), Criminal Mischief (damage to vehicle over 1k which is a Felony), Fleeing to Elude (Felony), Resisting Arrest, and Violation of Probation.
He is currently on his way to jail.