A man fled from authorities trying to serve a restraining order while his daughter was in the car – Sun Sentinel

A man fled from authorities trying to serve a restraining order while his daughter was in the car – Sun Sentinel

A 31-year-old man fled from deputies with his young daughter in tow as authorities attempted to serve a restraining order that was filed by his stepfather, court records show.

Jayson Kalinowski was ordered held without bond during his first-appearance court hearing on Tuesday. He faces charges of cruelty toward a child that could result in physical/mental injury, false imprisonment, resisting arrest without violence, fleeing or eluding.

He also had a warrant for his arrest in Highlands County, a prosecutor said, and was driving with a suspended license.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy planned to meet with reporters Tuesday afternoon to offer updated information regarding the pursuit.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Kalinowski on Monday afternoon fled in a red SUV as a deputy was attempting to serve him a restraining order. His girlfriend and 3-year-old daughter were in the vehicle at the time, authorities said.

During the hearing, BSO Detective Holly Tucker told Broward Judge John “Jay” Hurley that the girlfriend was in “true fear” and had tried to open the car door to get away.

She also struck Kalinowski to force him to stop the car, Tucker said. His child was in the vehicle’s back seat, she said.

As deputies attempted to stop Kalinowski and activated sirens and emergency lights, Kalinowski drove south on Interstate 95 and toward the exit ramp at Hallandale Beach Boulevard. There, he made a U-turn and started driving into oncoming traffic where he struck another vehicle, Hurley said.

Kalinowski eventually stopped at the Holiday Park mobile home estates in the 3100 block of West Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Authorities said he hid in the bushes before being taken into custody.

At some point, during what a sheriff’s spokeswoman described as a “slow-speed pursuit,” shots were fired. A dispatch recording of the incident indicates Kalinowski was suspected of being armed while at the mobile home park.

Assistant State Attorney Eric Linder told the judge that Kalinowski put the lives of his daughter and girlfriend in danger just to avoid being served a warrant and restraining order.

“What wouldn’t he be willing to do to avoid capture from the police?” he said.

The restraining order was filed on Oct. 8 by Kalinowski’s stepfather, Larry Langman, court records show.

In the petition for a protective injunction, Langman wrote that his stepson had made several attempts to harm him and had threatened to fight him. He also said Kalinowski was violent against his mother and brother.

Langman further wrote that Kalinowski had anger issues and had been “in and out of jail a lot.”

Linder told the judge that Kalinowski had been served a three-year sentence for shooting/throwing a missile into a building or vehicle and had also been convicted of domestic violence battery in 2005.

Prior to Monday’s encounter, deputies had tried two other times this month to serve the restraining order.

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