LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Sebring man for his role in a deputy-involved shooting early Sunday morning.
Joshua Lee Young, 26, is charged with Aggravated Battery on law enforcement officer, Aggravated Assault on law enforcement officer, Grand Theft Auto, Flee and Elude, Hit and Run and Driving with License Suspended/Revoked.
On Monday, deputies arrested his passenger, 25-year-old Hope Kimber for Vehicle Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were checking out a possible stolen vehicle at one of the pumps at the Pilot located at 6050 Plaza Drive. As a female approached the vehicle, deputies attempted to make contact. At that time, the female stepped away and the male seated in the driver seat rammed two squad cars in an attempt to get away.
The subject raced forward toward a deputy who had approached from the front, nearly running him over. Deputies were forced to engage the subject, who was struck once by gunfire.
The subject continued to drive recklessly through the parking lot and eventually crashed into a parked semi trailer on the south side of the business. The subject bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot. He was immediately captured and was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The female was not injured and has been detained for questioning.
No deputies were injured.