Brooksville, Florida -- Dash cam video showing the first few moments of a high speed pursuit that resulted in the death of one Hernando County Sheriff's deputy and injury of another paints a picture of a suspect with no intentions of stopping.
Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis and Brooksville Police Chief George Turner made the joint decision to release the video hoping to shed light on why the officers and deputies decided to pursue 35-year-old Michael James Anthony.
The dash cam video from a Brooksville sergeant's car shows the moment right around 4:05 a.m. Sunday when he first notices Anthony's car in the downtown area of Brooksville, not far from the courthouse.
Despite the lights and sirens, Anthony refuses to stop and is seen driving off at a high rate of speed, narrowly missing a vehicle pulling a U-Haul. Anthony is then seen driving away southbound on US 41, on the wrong side of the road.