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Columbia County man arrested after threatening run over deputies

2:16 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Columbia County man was arrested Tuesday after threatening to run over deputies attempting to enforce a DCF court order.

Shiloh Durant Champion, 34, was in a car with his infant son and the mother when an investigator with the Department of Children and Families and deputies attempted to the infant in custody, according to public information officer Sgt. Edward Seifert with the sheriff's office.

As deputies explained the court order to Champion handed, he handed the child to the mother instead of the DCF investigator.

Deputies asked Champion for his identification while he was sitting in the driver's seat of a Honda Accord, Seifert said. Champion told authorities that he did not have identification on him and provided law enforcement with a false name instead.

Champion was told then by deputies to exit the car. Champion opened the driver-side door as if he was going exit the car but instead shut the door and put the car in reverse.

Deputy Paul Hebb with the sheriff's office attempted to stop Champion from leaving the scene as accelerated in reverse and struck the DCF investigator's vehicle, according to Seifert.

The collision caused the DCF investigator to be struck by her vehicle, causing minor injury.

Deputies were able to apprehend of Champion after a struggle and place him in restraints.

Champion is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and arrested on two warrants from Alabama.

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