A suburban West Palm Beach man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly tried to run over two deputies who had pulled his car over, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.
Marieau Julme, 35, was arrested Friday on two counts of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer, along with charges that include aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer and aggravated fleeing and eluding.
A judge ordered that Julme be held without bail on the attempted-murder and aggravated-assault charges.
According to a sheriff’s report, his arrest stemmed from an incident that began near Jog Road and Summit Boulevard in suburban West Palm Beach. Deputies pulled over a Ford Focus that Julme was driving that night because the vehicle’s taillights were not working.
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During the stop, Julme opened the front-center console and a deputy noticed small plastic bags filled with what appeared to be drugs. Julme repeatedly was asked to step out of the vehicle, but he instead put the car in drive and sped off, nearly hitting two deputies, the report said.
During a brief pursuit, Julme allegedly accelerated in the direction of two deputies, forcing them to dive out of the vehicle’s way, the report said. A deputy pursued in a vehicle but ended the chase because of the presence of heavy traffic.
However, Julme’s vehicle was spotted again on Belvedere Road, near Drexel Road. Julme was stopped after he had gotten out of the vehicle and briefly tried to run away.
The report said Julme violently resisted arrest, striking two deputies on the arms and legs and head-butting one.