Daytona Beach, FL-An alleged domestic dispute in today’s early morning hours ended with the suspect in critical condition, a victim with minor injuries, a would-be Good Samaritan getting beaten up, several people suffering minor injuries and cars being damaged.
Daytona Beach Police are reporting that the suspect, 25-year-old Giovanni Santiago, was seen arguing, than grabbing Theresa Santiago by the hair and throwing her to the ground outside of Molly Brown’s Gentlemen’s Club on Main Street.
The first witness and would-be Good Samaritan, was traveling on Main Street in his car. He noticed the altercation, parked his car and tried to help. Giovanni Santiago punched him in the face, pushed him to the ground and started beating him up. Santiago eventually got up and left the scene.
The Good Samaritan tried to help Theresa Santiago, who refused help and denied knowing her husband. Police officers also tried to help her, which she refused. She also declined to press charges.
In the meantime, Giovanni Santiago came back on the scene. When officers commanded him to stop, Santiago again fled. An officer reported the suspect broke the window out of a 2006 Toyota and got in. The officer pulled his department-issued weapon and commanded the suspect stop again.
Santiago did not stop and drove away, allegedly trying to hit the officer. He fled south on Wild Olive Blvd, then west over the Seabreeze Bridge. Santiago drove to the top of the bridge, hitting three vehicles and causing serious bodily injury to one person.
Police say Santiago got out of the car and jumped off the Seabreeze Bridge. He got out of the river and was caught by a K-9 officer.
Giovanni Santiago’s injuries were so severe, that he was deemed a trauma patient, and is in critical condition. He is facing multiple charges.
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