Report: Baker County man had handcuff key in rectum during 110 mph chase

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. — A Baker County man had a handcuff key hidden in his rectum while he led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended when he was tasered after a K-9 was released on him, according to a police report.

Nicholas Byram, 32, was charged with reckless driving, battery of a police officer, resisting arrest, drug possession and concealment of a handcuff key.

According to authorities, it all started with a disturbance call on April 2 at a Baker County residence.

When the Baker County Sheriff’s Office arrived, they saw Byram leave in the Jeep, the authorities gave chase.

During the pursuit, which reached speeds of 110 mph in a 45 mph zone, Byram made repeated attempts to strike the patrol car that was chasing him, police said.

Police said Byram threw a beer out of the vehicle during the chase, which continued despite a damaged left-front tire. The chase ended when the Jeep lost its left rear tire, sending it into a ditch, where it struck a tree.

As police approached the car, they shouted commands to Byram to exit the Jeep, but he refused, the report said.

Deputies than deployed a K-9 officer, Monsoor, who engaged Byram in the vehicle.

Monsoor bit Byram in the right shoulder and arm, and Byram punched the K-9 in the head and attempted to wrap his hands around the dog’s muzzle, the report said.

Finally, the report said, Byram was Tased, and EMS was dispatched to the scene to treat Byram’s wounds. The report said when Byram’s vehicle was searched, marijuana was found in the vehicle.

Byram was taken to the hospital, where it was discovered that Byram had a handcuff key concealed in his rectum.

The report noted that Byram was also driving on a suspended license.

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Posted by Action News Jacksonville on Monday, April 4, 2016