Flagler County

‘Enjoy your prison time’: Bodycam shows Flagler deputy dragged by car during traffic stop

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said body camera footage shows a deputy being dragged several feet as he tried to stop a driver near Palm Coast.

In the edited body camera video you can see the deputy engage with suspect Elisha Payne Clark before the deputy tries to grab Clark, and Clark drives off dragging the deputy several feet.

The deputy lets go before he almost gets clipped by another car.

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Deputies said Clark has a record of drug arrests, and was acting suspiciously when they saw him at a gas station.

The Sheriff’s Office said there is a 30-second delay from when a deputy turns on their body camera to when the audio kicks in.

But when it does, in this case, you can hear the deputy radioing in.

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The video picks up again as deputies track Clark down and arrest him. He’s handcuffed and put into the back of a patrol car.

“I’m m not talking to you. Get out of my face,” he says. “Bro, get out of my face, bro.”

“Enjoy your prison time,” a deputy responds.

Clark is charged with aggravated battery, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

Watch video of the incident below:

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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