Another felon who police say committed the robbery with him is being held without bail at the Orange County Jail on felony charges, including murder.
Bradley Blanton, 24, of Zellwood, put a gun to a man’s head at 1:30 a.m. outside a Circle K at 803 N. Park Ave., forced him to his knees and stole his wallet, a police report states.
Blanton and Sidney Abrams, 41, took off in a Toyota Tacoma pickup, and police chased them into Zellwood. A female clerk whom the victim had gone to visit saw the robbery and told police the older suspect was driving and urged the younger one to hurry.
The truck crashed at Willow Street and Mohawk Drive, steps from Blanton’s home on Holly Court, and both men ran, police said.
Apopka Officer Steve Harmon chased Blanton into mucky woods.
Harmon fired his Taser at Blanton, but Blanton grabbed the officer’s duty belt and went for the Taser, the report says. As the two struggled, Harmon shot Blanton in the left side of the face, according to the report. The gun used in the robbery, a.357-caliber revolver, was recovered there along with Harmon’s cell phone and the wallet that was stolen.