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Man fights back during arrest, Hernando deputies say

Hernando Today staff report

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SPRING HILL - A man suspected of battering his mother was arrested on additional charges Saturday evening after fighting back against a sheriff's deputy, authorities said.

According to Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrest affidavits, Russell Oliver, 29, was arguing with his mother about using her car when he grabbed her by the throat at their Bedford Road home.

Law enforcement established probable cause to arrest Oliver, and spotted him driving a gold Toyota Camry by the residence.

Deputy Julio Tagliani saw Oliver turn down another street, and he drove behind him and put on his lights and sirens, according to an arrest report.

Oliver kept driving about half a mile before stopping, and kept checking his rear-view mirror, the report shows.

Once stopped, Oliver stepped out of the car per the deputy's request, and asked "are you sure you want to do this?" the report shows.

As Tagliani tried to arrest Oliver, the man turned around to fight him, deputies said. They fell to the ground and the deputy "had to utilize palm/heel strikes and grappling techniques to gain control of the defendant and take him into custody," the report states.

Oliver resisted getting into the patrol vehicle, and had to be taken to the ground again, according to the report.

He was taken to the Hernando County Jail and booked on charges of domestic battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and fleeing to elude police. He is being held on $10,600 bail.

Oliver admitted to fighting with his mother but not grabbing her throat, and said he fought with the deputy because he "had a bad experience" last time he was detained in Hernando County, the report shows.

Both Oliver and Tagliani sustained minor injuries from the scuffle, according to the sheriff's office.

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