Police: Man chokes officer, tries escape in ocean

3:24 PM, Sep 23, 2012   |    comments
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man Daytona Beach Police say choked an officer before trying to flee by swimming in the ocean has surrendered.

Police say 29-year-old Samuel Scott is being treated in the hospital for a cut to his head. He is expected to be charged with attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer, battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Scott was "actively engaged" when officers responded to a report of domestic violence at his apartment Sunday. Officers tried to use a Taser on Scott, who then struck an officer in the eye and tried to choke him.

Police say Scott then dove through a bedroom window, ran to the beach and swam about 50 to 60 yards before returning to shore.

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