Police: Daytona Beach man attacks officer, tries to escape in ocean

Samuel Scott arrested after crash, fight with police

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A man choked a Daytona Beach police officer and attempted to escape by swimming in the ocean, police said.

Samuel Scott, 29, was "actively engaged" when officers responded to a report of domestic violence at his apartment Sunday, according to police.

Officers tried to use a Taser on Scott, who then struck an officer in the eye and tried to choke him.

Police say Scott dove through a bedroom window, ran to the beach and swam about 50 to 60 yards before returning to shore. 

Scott was taken into custody and  treated at a hospital for a cut to his head.

Scott is expected to be charged with attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer, battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

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