33-year-old Donnie Brownlow Jr got away from cops last night (September 7) after being arrested for domestic battery, according to Channel 8. The escape didn’t go well. They say he jumped into nearby Boca Ciega Bay with handcuffs still on. When paramedics pulled him out of the water, they tried CPR but Brownlow was pronounced dead at Palms of Pasadena Hospital.
Channel 8 says the guy had a history of arrests for reckless driving, aggravated battery, and running from police. They’re going to do an autopsy to see if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. [Source: Channel 8]