SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – The Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on drug charges who they say told deputies he was "glad that the officers in Dallas were killed," as he was being placed in a patrol car.
Anthony Lloyd, 20, has been charged with resisting an officer and marijuana possession in the Tuesday night incident.
Deputies said they performed a traffic stop on Lloyd after he was found driving 60 mph in a 45 mph speed zone in the area of State Road 44 and US Highway 30.
When deputies asked him for his license and registration, Lloyd refused to provide the documents and backup was called. A K-9 unit gave a positive alert for narcotic odor, and Lloyd was told to exit the vehicle, which he refused, and then became aggressive, according to the report.
Lloyd then exited the vehicle aggressively, pointing his finger toward the officer's face and would not release the keys from his hand, which the officer believed could be used as a weapon, deputies said.
Deputies wrote in the arrest report that Lloyd was lifted to his feet and escorted to the patrol vehicle where he stated that he could "beat our (expletives)" and that he was "glad that the officers in Dallas were killed."
Deputies found marijuana in Lloyd's vehicle, and Lloyd was booked into the Sumter County Jail.