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Combative Defendant arrested after altercation with officers and deputies.
Adam Manuel Lee Raicies, 25
During a 9 a.m. court hearing Monday before Circuit Court Judge Dick Greco,
Jr., Adam Manuel Lee Raicies appeared irritated during his sentencing on a
charge of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Judge Greco
sentenced the 25 year-old to probation. Raicies became loud and belligerent,
refusing to complete his court paperwork. Judge Greco warned Raicies to sign
the paperwork or else he would order him in contempt of court. At that point,
Raicies immediately took off running through the hallways of the Courthouse
Annex - chased by bailiffs and two Tampa Police Officers. Raicies entered the
Edgecomb Courthouse through the 2nd floor pedestrian bridge where he was
ultimately stopped near the elevators by Hillsborough County Deputy Joey
Amezquita and Tampa Police officers Josh Baar and John Kasprowicz. Raicies
struggled with the deputy and officers, and in the scuffle, intentionally hit
Officer Baar in the face with his elbow. Several other deputies assisted in
controlling Raicies, who was eventually returned to Judge Greco's courtroom.
The judge scheduled a contempt of court hearing for Raicies on October 17th
and filed additional charges against Raicies including Battery on a Law
Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest without Violence. Officer Baar
received a minor injury to his lower lip but did not seek medical treatment.
No other deputies or officers were injured. Raicies was uninjured and was
booked into the Orient Road Jail where he is being held without bond.