Vero Woman who injured Police officer in custody.
On November 11th, 2017, at approximately 4:12pm, VBPD officers responded to 4141 16th Street in reference to a subject with an outstanding warrant. Brittany Rose Taylor, DOB 12-13-1986, had a warrant for Failure to Appear on a DWLS charge. The officers made contact with Taylor in front of building 14 in Shadowbrook apartment complex.
Taylor attempted to get inside her parked vehicle, a silver Kia Optima. There were two children in the back seat. Ofc. Ashley Jenkins followed Taylor to the driver’s seat of her vehicle to prevent her from leaving. Ofc. Thomas Waters attempted to grab Taylor from the passenger side of the vehicle. At this time, Taylor was able to start the car and began to drive away, while dragging Ofc. Jenkins with her. After approximately 15-20 feet of travel Ofc. Jenkins was able to free herself and rolled out of the vehicle. Ofc. Jenkins sustained abrasions and injuries to her right arm, hip, leg, and ankle. The suspect fled east bound on 16th Street. She was not located in the general area following the incident. Taylor’s vehicle was located unoccupied in Indian River County on Sunday, November 12th.
On November 13th, Brittany Taylor turned herself in to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies, who turned the arrestee over to Vero Beach Police Department. Taylor was placed into custody. She was charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting LEO with Violence, Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude LEO, DWLS with Knowledge, and Leaving Scene of a Crash with Injuries, in addition to her previous FTA DWLS warrant. Taylor is currently being held in Indian River County Jail on No Bond.