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Man accused of battering a Florida deputy during a traffic stop

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A South Florida man is accused of assaulting a sheriff’s sergeant during a traffic stop.

Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gina Carter tells local news media that 24-year-old Tyler Comegno fled the scene Monday, leaving the sergeant with the cuts on his face. They did not identify the sergeant, who was taken to a hospital for an injury to his face treated.

Carter says Comegno was wearing an electronic monitor and to follow in his surroundings, while he was free on bond for aggravated assault. He cut off the monitor after fleeing the traffic stop. Later he was captured and remains in prison. Records are not to see whether he has hired a lawyer.

Officials will not say why Comegno was pulled over.

Records show Comegno the driver’s license has been suspended five times and he has nine prior arrests.

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