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Concerned Citizen Aids Police Officer In Detention Of Resisting Criminal

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A concerned citizen comes to the aid of a Florida police officer who is struggling to detain a criminal that is resisting arrest.

When a concerned citizen spots a police officer struggling and fighting with a criminal who is resisting arrest, he immediately runs to the officer’s aid. The 39-year-old man, named Shawn Kelly, is being praised by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office after he heroically jumped to the aid of Deputy Wesley Blum. When Blum first pulls over the vehicle, it’s because the tags are registered to a different vehicle than the one they are currently on. From there, the situation only escalates.

At several points in the video, Deputy Blum tells the suspect, 40-year-old Harry Marrison, to stay in the vehicle. The suspect was afraid that there was a warrant out for his arrest, and was resisting the possibility of getting taken to jail. He exits the vehicle and tries to make a run for it. Blum deploys his Taser, but the suspect continues to run. Once the Deputy catches up to the man, a fight ensues, and Marrison begins to gain the upper-hand. That’s when Kelly arrives on scene.

He saw the incident occurring from his vehicle, and decided to step out and assist the officer. “I stopped and immediately jumped out and assisted the officer because they had the upper hand on him,” Kelly said. “He (Blum) was grateful that I was there.” Ultimately, no one was injured in the arrest. Marrison was arrested on charges of resisting arrest with violence. Brittany Brown, the other person in the vehicle was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a citation for driving with a suspended license. “If i had to do it right now, I would do it again, just because it’s the right thing to do,” Kelly said.


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