BY JENNIFER CABRERA
ALACHUA, Fla. – Samuel Jason Coslick, 38, was arrested yesterday afternoon after allegedly behaving aggressively at the Sonny’s BBQ in Alachua, then refusing to cooperate with officers.
Staff at the restaurant told an Alachua Police Department officer that Coslick had entered the restaurant at about 1:55 p.m. and became verbally aggressive after the wait staff refused to serve him because he appeared to be intoxicated. Employees reported that they asked him to leave the restaurant and that he refused.
An officer reported that Coslick went outside after officers arrived and that he was verbally aggressive toward two officers, who also believed that he was intoxicated. The officer reported that Coslick showed them his identification but would not remove it from its protective case and that Coslick walked away several times while officers were speaking with him. The officer also reported that Coslick grabbed his dog “in an aggressive manner” and shoved the dog into the cab of his vehicle. Coslick also allegedly shoved a family member toward the vehicle.
The officer reported that they got into a physical fight with Coslick while trying to detain him but that Coslick eventually complied with commands after an officer threatened to use his Taser. The officer wrote that even after he was handcuffed, Coslick continued to pull away and refused to sit in the patrol vehicle. EMS responded, but Coslick reportedly resisted their attempts to evaluate him. He reportedly pulled away again and was again forced to the ground but eventually complied and was placed in the back of the police vehicle.
Coslick has been charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and resisting arrest without violence; Judge Walter Green set bail at $9,000. Coslick has 12 felony convictions and has served three state prison sentences; the most recent was an 18-month sentence for grand theft of a vehicle, burglary, and property damage after escaping from Meridian Behavioral Health Services and stealing a car from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation campus. He was most recently released on July 23, 2022.
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