New Port Richey, Florida -- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested one of the suspects sought in the attempted murder of police officers during a pursuit Thursday evening.
The alleged driver, Eric Stanley, is in custody, but two other suspects remain on the loose. Stanley faces numerous charges including attempted homicide on a law enforcement officer.
"We hunted this person down. If they'd be willing to hurt a police officer, they'd be willing to hurt anyone in are county," says Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.
The incident happened during a pursuit Thursday evening as officers with the New Port Richey Police Department attempted to apprehend the subjects.
When the officers got the subjects to stop at 6805 Arroyo Drive, Stanley allegedly tried to pin Officer Bryan Golembeski as he exited his patrol car. Golembeski was pinned between the door of his vehicle and the body of the car.
"He has lacerations pretty bad. He went to the hospital and received about seven stitches and has been released," Chief Kim Bogart said .
From there, a pursuit began and then there was an aggravated battery against another officer on Green Key Road. There were two more aggravated assaults with the car against two other New Port Richey officers on Green Key heading out to U.S. 19.
Those two officers then crashed into each other at Gulf Trace and U.S. 19 while the suspects continued on and later abandoned the blue car at 6411 Sun High Drive off Overview in the Oak Ridge community.
The incident also damaged four patrol cars.