Freer officer also bitten by dog; Adami remains in jail on five charges

Sue Fleming, The Freer Press

A 48-year-old man who tried fleeing from Freer police last Thursday night was arrested and charged with five counts, police reports say.

Records show as officer David Sunderland attempted to stop Gordon Adami for a traffic violation about 9:40 p.m., Adami ran a stop sign while driving a white pickup, drove to a residence in the 700 block of Magnolia and fled inside the house on foot, records show.

Sunderland, with the assistance of Duval County Sheriff’s Deputy Ruben Silva and DPS Trooper Carlos Wilson, approached Adami.

A scuffle ensued in which officer Sunderland was bitten on the left calf by a dog that was present inside the house, reports say.

Trooper Wilson was also bitten on the boot, but was uninjured. Officer Sunderland was treated for the leg wound, reports show.

The dog was voluntarily turned over to animal control by its owner, reports also show.

Adami was charged with evading arrest, assault on a peace officer, possession of a deadly weapon by a felon, DWI and running a stop sign, police reports state.

He remains in custody in the Duval County jail with total bonds set at $14,000.