ORLANDO, Fla.- A violent encounter between two Orlando police officers and a man they were trying to arrest on drug charges was caught on video. The Orlando Sentinel obtained the video that was uploaded to Instagram showing the man speeding away in a car dragging the officers with him.
Antwan Jordan, 27, was stopped by Orlando police patrolling downtown on bicycles around 2:45 a.m. Friday when they saw Jordan and a friend sitting on the trunk of his car with a marijuana smell coming from the pair.
According to an arrest report, officers located 9 grams of cocaine in Jordan’s pocket while searching him. Then the tussle happened, Jordan was able to slip from the grip of one of the bicycle officers and knock that officer down. The two officers pulled Jordan back to the ground before he slithered away again. He then sped away in his car dragging the officers that were trying to remove him from the car with him. The officers were drug a few feet before they were thrown onto a sidewalk. The video, caught by Charles Fernandez, showed the event unroll, but ended there.
According to officers, Jordan crashed into a golf cart near Lake Lucerne on South Orange Avenue. The driver of the golf cart was seriously injured and was hospitalized but is expected to survive and make a full recovery.
Jordan then plowed into a stop sign near Orlando Regional Medical Center where he was arrested, officials said.
Jordan was previously convicted of four felonies and had two warrants out for his arrest, said police. During their search, officers say they found a gun and a drug scale under the driver’s seat of Jordan’s car with about $2,000 in cash. Jordan’s friend was not found with any drugs in his possession.
The officers received minor injuries but were otherwise in okay shape.
Jordan was charged with aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, aggravated fleeing flee/eluding police, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest.
Jordan is being held at the Orange County Jail without bond.