A Navarre man was arrested early this morning after being involved in a domestic dispute at his residence located in the 8100 block of Cosica Blvd., Navarre, FL.
A Navarre man was arrested early this morning after being involved in a domestic dispute at his residence located in the 8100 block of Cosica Blvd., Navarre, FL. At approximately 2100 hours, after being called to the residence, patrol deputies located the suspect (Dominic Turner, B/M, 36 years old) sitting in his vehicle in his driveway. Turner disregarded the deputies’ instructions to exit the vehicle and fled the scene in his black Lexus. Deputies were unable to locate Turner at that time. When speaking to the victim, Deputies found that there was evidence to arrest Turner for domestic violence and Tampering with a Witness/Victim (felony). This information was broadcast to deputies throughout the county so that they could attempt to locate the suspect and take him into custody. The suspect also told the victim that “the police won’t stop him” and sent the victim a text stating “We’re not done until you’re not breathing”.
At 2343 hours, a patrol deputy observed the suspect vehicle in Pace, FL, at Highway 90 and Watkins Street. The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop, at which time Turner refused to yield and led deputies on a lengthy pursuit through Pace and Milton. Numerous times during the pursuit, Turner drove against the flow of traffic in the opposite lane. Turner also swerved at patrol vehicles in an attempt to strike them. “Spike Strips” were deployed at numerous locations throughout the pursuit, but Turner was able to avoid them. During one deployment of the “Spike Strips”, Turner saw the deputy deploying the strips and sharply turned and left the roadway into the grass, maliciously aiming his vehicle at the deputy. As Turner drove his vehicle off the road way into the grass, the deputy ran in an attempt to avoid being struck by Turner, but was still struck and thrown though the air. Turner’s vehicle went approximately 30 feet off the roadway (at Highway 90 and Pond Creek), striking the deputy and eventually striking a large tree. Turner was able to maneuver his Lexus, which suffered substantial front end damage, back onto Highway 90 and continued to flee from other deputies. The deputy that was struck was able to let other deputies know that he had survived the impact. Turner also struck another patrol vehicle during the pursuit causing damage. The pursuit continued north on Highway 87, and came to an end on Highway 87 near Pleasant Grove Road after Turner’s vehicle could no longer continue. Turner refused to comply with deputies trying to take him into custody and actively fought with officers. During the altercation, a deputy suffered multiple fractures to his finger. A K-9 was then deployed, which was able to subdue the suspect. Turner continued to fight and resist arrest. Turner was then taken into custody and transported to Santa Rosa Hospital. He was treated for lacerations from the K-9 apprehension, then released and transported to the Santa Rosa County Jail. The deputy that was struck by Turner was also taken to Santa Rosa Hospital where it was determined that he sprained his knee and had numerous cuts and bruises. He was treated and released.
Turner was charged with Attempted Felony Murder for his maliciously striking a deputy with his vehicle. He was also charged with Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest with Violence, and Fleeing/Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer with Injuries and/or Damage. Turner was also charged with the original domestic violence charges from the incident in Navarre. Turner was being held in the Santa Rosa County Jail with NO BOND at the time of arrest.