St. Petersburg, Florida-- A fugitive with multiple outstanding arrest warrants is in custody after a violent run-in with three bail bondsmen Thursday night.
According to a St. Petersburg Police report, three bail bondsmen went to a home off the 4200 block of 4th Avenue South in search of the wanted man, 24-year-old Lorenzo Arscott, around 7:15 p.m.
As they walked up to the house, Arscott appeared behind the wheel of a black Toyota Camry, and drove directly at one them, they later told police.
The bondsman, later identified as Walter Kyles of Kyles Kwik Bail bonds, pulled out a gun and fired several times at the car in self defense, reportedly striking Arscott in the shoulder at least once.
The three men held Arscott until officials arrived at the scene. He was then taken to the hospital, though his injuries were reportedly not life-threatening.
Arscott had outstanding warrants for failure to appear on marijuana charges, and was also found in possession of a handgun. Additional charges against him are pending.
No charges are anticipated for Kyles who regarding the discharge of his weapon in apparent self-defense.