A Florida man was convicted of first-degree murder last year after he was found guilty of killing a woman and throwing her body into a creek.
But when he tried to take a blood sample from a woman who was in the creek, he got into a confrontation with the police officer who took his sample.
The incident occurred at a gas station on the outskirts of Miami-Dade County.
During the encounter, the man allegedly punched the officer in the face.
After he got out of the car, he ran off, police said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was identified as 21-year-old Shanae Smith.
She was the sister of a man arrested in a burglary case.
A police report said she was walking to her home when a man approached her and punched her in the stomach.
He also grabbed her purse and ran off.
The man who grabbed her from the car was later identified as 22-year old Jonathan B. Taylor, according to police.
He has a history for battery and is facing charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
According to the criminal complaint, a woman called 911 to report that the man had tried to grab her purse.
She said he then took her purse from her and threw it in a creek, according the criminal report.
She also said that the two got into an argument and the man left the area.
In March, police arrested the man who was accused of attacking Smith and throwing the body into the creek.
He was identified in the criminal complaints as 24-year.
He had an outstanding warrant for a felony assault and assault with a firearm charge.
Smith’s family released a statement saying they were saddened by the outcome of the case.
We are thankful that the officer involved was treated as quickly and professionally as he was.