A Pompano Beach man accused of stealing tires is behind bars and facing a slew of charges despite his tireless effort to evade arrest.
Dominique Quintez Troutman, 28, tried to steal tires in Hollywood early Wednesday and then led deputies on a car chase that ended with him being carted off to the hospital and then booked into jail, according to a complaint affidavit filed in his case.
Even at the hospital, Troutman tried to make a break for it by jumping off an X-ray table, the affidavit said. He was not successful.
The incident began to unfold when a business owner called police just after 12:30 a.m. The business owner, looking at his surveillance system, saw a stranger trying to break into his 2000 Ford F-350 pickup, which was parked outside his warehouse at 5925 Ravenswood Road in Dania Beach, the affidavit said.
The business owner confronted the stranger, but the man got into a silver Ford Focus and drove off.
A responding K-9 deputy came across the Focus parked at Stirling Tires and Alignment, 2175 Stirling Road, in Hollywood, the affidavit said. The deputy saw a man, later identified as Troutman, loading tires from a tire rack into the Focus. He then tried to open the door to the business, but couldn’t get in.
Troutman returned to the tire rack and noticed the deputy’s marked Broward Sheriff’s Office K-9 cruiser, the affidavit said. Troutman got into his car, tried to back into the deputy’s cruiser and then sped east on Stirling Road, running a red light.
Troutman headed south on Interstate 95. He got off on Hollywood Boulevard, heading east, before getting back onto I-95, this time heading north, the affidavit said.
Troutman, who by this point was being pursued by multiple officers on the road and in the air, exited on Sunrise Boulevard. He drove through a residential neighborhood, disregarding the flashing lights and blaring sirens.
During the chase, Troutman ran multiple stop signs and drove east in the westbound lanes and west in the eastbound lanes, the affidavit said.
When he reached Northwest 15th Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard, the car he was driving overturned. The pursuit was over.
But Troutman wasn’t giving up yet. Taken to Broward Health Medical Center, he tried in vain to hop off an X-ray table and flee, the affidavit said.
He was booked into jail at 11:39 a.m. on several charges including unarmed burglary, grand theft, aggravated assault on an officer, eluding law enforcement and numerous traffic violations.
Troutman’s bond was set at $26,825 for the 15 charges he faces in connection with the case, records show. Troutman, who has 12 previous arrests in Florida, was being held Thursday without bond on two unrelated charges.
Troutman’s driving privileges have been revoked, records show.