With assistance from the Orange City Police Department, Torres was secured in handcuffs and leg shackles by the bond agents and placed in the back seat of their rented Chevy Tahoe. However, deputies say Torres managed to get into the front seat of the SUV and drive away, running over an Orange City police officer’s foot as he fled.
According to an incident report, Torres sped along Saxon Blvd., nearly hitting another driver head-on, before losing control of the Tahoe and crashing into a tree in front of a home in Deltona.
Torres then tried to run away on foot but was quickly tracked down by a Volusia County deputy with a K-9.
Torres was arrested and charged with grand theft, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a crash, reckless driving, and driving without a valid driver’s license, in addition to the charges he faced out of Connecticut. He remains in the Volusia County jail with no bond set.