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BPD: Deli burglar tried to grab officer's gun

Hernando Today staff report
Published:   |   Updated: March 25, 2014 at 09:34 PM

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BROOKSVILLE - Brooksville police have arrested a man they say charged an officer and tried to grab his firearm.

Officers responded to a burglary call at Deli World, 701 W. Jefferson St., shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, officers found Michael Bell had broken into the deli through a window and that he was still inside the business.

Law enforcement officials surrounded the building and ordered Bell, 54, outside.

Bell ran at an officer who was trying to take him into custody and grabbed at his firearm, an arrest report says.

Bell was taken to the ground and shot twice with a stun gun when he tried to get away and refused to be handcuffed.

Bell was arrested on charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, resisting an officer with violence and resisting an officer without violence.

He was treated for cuts on his hands and booked at the Hernando County Jail. He was being held on $8,500 bail.

Records show Bell has been convicted of felonies and misdemeanors in Hernando County in the past.

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