BREVARD COUNTY, FL — A man involved in a 2015 shooting of a sherriff’s deputy might see his charges dropped because, according to him, the fight was an honest mistake.
That might sound totally insane, but the sheriff’s office here is not entirely innocent either — showing up in the middle of the night and failing to identify yourself is a great way to create confusion when you try to arrest someone.
According to the Orlando Sentinel:
Authorities said John DeRossett, then 65, wounded Agent John “Casey” Smith during the shootout at DeRossett’s home on Covina Street on Aug. 20, 2015. DeRossett was also wounded.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Smith and other agents were there to arrest DeRossett’s 42-year-old niece for prostitution, after she had agreed in text messages to meet an agent for sex. When she answered the door, one of the agents grabbed her to make an arrest and the woman to cried out for help, records show. In a new motion filed by his defense lawyer, Michael Panella of Orlando, DeRossett claims he rushed to his niece’s aid not knowing until later the person who grabbed her was an agent.
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