According to a Facebook post on the Portage Police Department's page, a 21-year-old woman instigated the the attack by punching the Officer Brian Loewenhagen numerous times while he was attempting to place the man in handcuffs.
Photos have been released of two men considered by the Florida Highway Patrol as persons of interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash.At around 11:27 p.m. on April 11, 46-year-old Spring Hill resident Jamie Dawn Patterson was walking east across US 19, . The officers suffered swelling and bruising to his left eye.
During the fight the man flips the officer directly on to his back on to the concrete and lands on top of him. The man then kicked Sgt. Walters on the right side of his face and head.
An off-duty nurse from Divine Savior Hospital saw the struggle and that the sergeant was unconscious, the report said.
On April 14 around 5 p.m., police were contacted by a victim who said that a man had tried to steal his vehicle as he was loading mulch into the trunk in a parking lot on Fruitville Road.
Boomsma and Hellenbrand are facing felony charges of battery to a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.