Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater Police arrested two armed men -- and are still searching for a third -- who fled from police after they were caught with various drugs and weapons.
Around 12:25 a.m., officers were called out to the Ross Norton Apartments when witnesses saw a 2012 Volvo with several people inside waving guns. When one of the officers got out of his cruiser, police say the driver of the car tried to run him over. The officer was hit by the passenger mirror and side of the car and received minor injuries.
Officers pursued the car which crashed at Druid Road and US 19. The driver and two others ran from the car and were tracked to the area of Lowe's at Clearwater Mall where a helicopter spotted two of them on the roof.
Clearwater Fire Rescue were called to the scene where officers used their ladder truck to get on the roof and arrest the men.
Multiple guns and drugs were found in the abandoned Volvo. The two men arrested were 23-year-old Derrick Scudder and 25-year-old Barry Miller, both of Clearwater.
Scudder, who was the driver at the time, was charged withAggravated Battery on LEO, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Felony DWLSR, Possession of Marijuana w/Intent to Distribute and Possession of Crack Cocaine.
Miller was charged withBurglary of a Business.
Detectives say they are working on identifying the third suspect.
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