Suspect arrested after fleeing scene, crashing on Stetson University campus

A suspect was arrested after fleeing from the scene of a disturbance and later crashing on Stetson University campus.

Police responded around 3 a.m. Monday to a report of a fight at Tropical Breeze bar located at 223 West Voorhis Avenue.

When an officer arrived on scene, he saw a black Acura attempting to leave. When he told them to stop they complied, but moments later a black BMW fled the scene at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting the responding officer.

The BMW was later found crashed on Stetson University campus and the suspect, Patrick Ferguson, 28, of Daytona Beach, was arrested a short time later with the assistance of Stetson University Public Safety.

An investigation found there was an altercation at Tropical Breeze bar, where Ferguson allegedly stabbed another person in the shoulder with a knife after the victim confronted him over grabbing a woman's hair.

Ferguson is being charged with aggravated battery, assault on a law enforcement officer, attempted fleeing from law enforcement, reckless driving, driving under the influence and driving without a valid license.