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Published On: Fri, Jun 10th, 2016

Florida police still searching for Brandon Goggins after escaping high speed car chase

Florida police have reopened a major road in Pasco County, State Road 52, as police continue to search for a man considered armed and dangerous. Brandon Goggins has been described as a  “dangerous suspect,” running from the law and a witness says is would “shoot it out with law enforcement.”

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office the area of Hays Road in Shady Hills Friday morning but the manhunt for Goggins is ongoing. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said crews are still searching in the mostly wooded area for Goggins, who is likely wearing only a pair of shorts. Nocco also said deputies have reason to believe Goggins is ready to put up a fight.

“His actions will dictate our actions,” Nocco said. “If he wants to shoot it will not end peacefully for him.”

UPDATE: Goggins was spotted and captured without a single shot being fired – more over at The Tampa Dispatch

Brandon Goggins is still wanted by police and on the run in or near Pasco County

Brandon Goggins is still wanted by police and on the run in or near Pasco County

Goggins, 30, was spotted in a stolen BMW and pursued by deputies Thursday afternoon. That BMW was spotted near a Moonlake area drug house and pursuit began, climbing over 100 mph before detectives called off the chase due to weather conditions and a risk to the public.

Deputies said he abandoned a car and took off on foot. He is 6-feet-3 inches tall, 170 pounds with strawberry-blonde hair.

Authorities spent hours hours searching in the Safety Town area near the Suncoast Parkway Thursday evening. Several heavily armed deputies scoured the area, along with dogs and a helicopter.

 

At that time, the detective saw the car pull into Safety Town. A woman in the car was taken into custody. She identified the suspect and told deputies he is armed and that he told her he would “shoot it out with law enforcement.”

“Say a prayer,” Nocco said at a press conference. “This guy says he’s going to shoot law enforcement. He wants a shootout with us. We want a peaceful resolution but his actions will determine our actions.”

Deputies believe the suspect is hiding out in a wooded, swampy area near Safety Town.

“It’s a closed-in area, there’s nowhere for him to go back there,” Nocco said.

Stay tuned for details as they are made available.

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