BROOKSVILLE — A Brooksville man was arrested Friday on a charge of resisting a deputy with violence, a mistake that came back to bite him.
A Hernando County deputy was questioning Thomas Beasley, 25, about his returning to a property on Manecke Road despite a trespass warning. During the conversation, arrest reports say, Beasley told the deputy to leave his property, then challenged him to take off his badge and fight.
The deputy threatened to use a Taser after wrestling with Beasley and attempting to arrest him.
After being ordered to his knees, Beasley continued to roll around to escape handcuffs before another deputy had to respond, authorities say. As Beasley rolled around, he went into an ant pile and needed help removing the ants.
He was being held Tuesday in the Hernando County Detention Center on $5,000 bail.