Man arrested for striking trooper

Trevor Flum, 35, ran into woods along Interstate 75 in Alachua County

Published On: Oct 14 2012 07:50:08 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 14 2012 11:32:13 PM EDT
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. -

The man who struck a Florida Highway Patrol state trooper was arrested not far from where the incident took place, according the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP said the Trooper Michael Todd pulled over a car driven by Trevor Flum, 35, just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

They said Flum ran away from the trooper heading west into a wooded area west of the interstate. When the trooper pursued, Flum struck the trooper in the head with a large tree branch and continued to run.

FHP said Trooper Todd was able to get at least one shot off as Flum fled along the tree line.

Flum has a lengthy criminal record and was released from the Leon County Jail on Tuesday and the FHP says he is considered dangerous.  The Alachua County Sheriff's Office has joined the FHP in searching for Flum.

At 9:07 a.m. Sunday, Alachua County Sheriff's Deputy Marvin Gunn and Trooper Matthew Simmons located Flum on the west side of I-75, near a gas station where he was taken into custody.  Trooper Simmons arrested Flum and took him to the Alachua County Jail where he was booked for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting with violence, driving on a suspended license and DUI.