Executing Fugitive warrant nets more than expected
Got a call at 0300 hrs to see if I could assist with the execution of a Federal warrant to capture a fugitive. As with most of these, alot of time has been put into the gathering and tracking of individuals wanted, and when it all comes together, ya gotta move while it's a hot trail.
So I met with some good ol boys out of Michigan, got a plan together, and checked paperwork, documents, address, bla bla, and then it was time to roll.
At 0500 hrs, we arrived a few blocks from the house, and after confirmation with the spotter, who had been there for hours moved into our positions. The entry team took point and myself and the two guys from Michigan moved to the back door. It was a no knock warrant.
But before the signal was given, we became aware of the smell commonly associated with Meth cooking. So right there, we had to stand down, until it was made clear that no flash bangs were used. Also now Haz Mat had to be called in.
Then all hell broke loose. Someone in the house opened the door, stepped out, and saw us. As he started yelling, I grabbed him, and as we hit the decripid wooden back porch floor, I felt a severe pain in my left forearm which was trapped underneath this guy, holding him by the wrist.
At this time, the entry team at the front heard the commotion, and, well, entered.
I guess the back door was the logical ecscape route, because out comes two more, and they both stepped on me as they tried to get away.
Now, the crazy thing here is, is that even though the guy who I had taken down was already cuffed and secured, I still could not move. Then I saw what had caused the pain.
A stupid nail, protruding thru the floor, was sticking thru my arm!
So, to bring it home, a total of 5 people were arrested. One was the fugitive out of Detroit Michigan, who was the original target, and, another Fugitive from Florida wanted on a string of violent home invasions and trafficking charges. Of course the other three had long historys and local outstanding warrants.
And now a Manafacturing Meth charge added to all.
So, as I write this, I'm in the ER, they got me unhooked from the nail, my ankle is twisted, knee cap is swollen, jaw is hurting and swollen from getting kicked while stuck to the floor, and I'm waiting for my complimentary shot in the arse because of the nail.
I'm so glad the weekend is here!