Kenton Taylor Garret of West Palm Beach, Florida is accused of rear-ending a marked police car with his silver sedan, and faces aggravated assault, aggravated battery, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and hit and run charges. Reports did not specify a lawyer for Garret, who is currently held at the Palm Beach County Jail.
According to a West Palm Beach Police arrest report, Garret, 56, allegedly tried to make a getaway and almost ran down Police Sergeant Bullard after he rear-ended his patrol car. The incident allegedly occurred on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard on a turn near North Congress Avenue.
When the sergeant finally got Garret out of his car, he purportedly got aggressive and tried to start a confrontation with the policeman, who was pointing his gun at Garret. The sergeant claims that Garret allegedly got into a fight stance and shouted obscenities, ignoring the policeman’s order to get down on the ground.
The sergeant said Garret only calmed down and allowed himself to be handcuffed after he threatened him with a Taser. Officers at the Palm Beach County Jail claim Garret was very aggressive and belligerent when he put in a holding cell.
The filed police report says Garret allegedly kicked his holding cell door, causing it to bow out, and creating difficulties for the officers who wanted to open it and send in a medic. The medic was sent to take a look at Garret who claims that the officers broke his wrist and arm, but he was determined to be unharmed. The report further states that officers have placed him in leg shackles to subdue him. Garret is being held at Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of an $18,000 bond.
Source: 2.4.16 Garret Battery, Assault, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, Hit and Run.pdf