Charlotte County Deputy dragged from car as suspect flees traffic stop

Update 2/25/21 5:05pm:

Glen Alonzo Steele // Sarasota County Jail booking photo

A warrant has officially been signed by the judge for the arrest of Glen Alonzo Steele on the following charges:

  • Possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of a controlled substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession, a controlled substance (Clonazepam)
  • Possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia
  • Battery on law enforcement officer x2
  • Fleeing to elude law enforcement officer with wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property
  • Driving while license suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified.
  • False ID given to LEO
  • Leaving the scene of a crash

Glen Alonzo Steele has been released from the hospital with minor injuries has been booked into the Sarasota County. He will remain there until he is transported to the Charlotte County Jail on the above charges.

We would like to extent our appreciation for the surrounding agencies to include North Port Police Department, Sarasota County Sheriff, and FHP for their assistance on this incident.

During the early morning hours of February 25th, a traffic stop was conducted on a white Infiniti for a faulty tail light in the area of Tamiami Trail and Adalia Terrace. Law enforcement made contact with the driver who originally provided deputies with a false name. Throughout their investigation, deputies were able to correctly identify the driver as Glen Alonzo Steele (04-03-65). Communications alerted deputies of an active Charlotte County warrant for Steele for failure to appear on a 2020 traffic charge.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies located Cocaine, Methamphetamine and pills from within the vehicle. Steele then fled on foot, leaping into the passenger side of the vehicle. A deputy on scene pursued the suspect when a struggle ensued between the two. The deputy was dragged from the side of the vehicle before being released from it’s hold.

Steele continued fleeing into North Port city limits where he drove through a wooded area rolling the vehicle several times over a small canal and ultimately landed upside down. Both suspect and CCSO member were flown to a local hospital. Steele is in custody at this time as he receives medical care for a suspected head injury.

We are happy to inform the public that the deputy involved has been released from the hospital sustaining only minor injuries. We would like to thank you for all of your thoughts and concerns for the safety and well-being of our agency member.

This is an extremely active case with multiple charges pending for Glen Alonzo Steele. Updates will be forthcoming and will be posted here.

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