Alleged Child Predator/Video Voyeur Attacks Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy In Escape Attempt

Samuel Shirk, a twenty-year old Broward man, fought with Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) personnel while being questioned about sexual battery on a minor. According to a high level source, Shirk was in custody when being interviewed by a BSO detective. During the interview, Shirk asked to use the restroom and was escorted by a BSO deputy.

When Shirk exited the bathroom, he charged the deputy and attempted to take her weapon. A violent struggle ensued. The detective joined the struggle with the suspect. The detective helped hold the suspect down.

The deputy was severely beaten before help arrived. The source said Shirk had a “firm grip” on her weapon.

Other law enforcement officers tried to assist the deputy and detective however they could not access the room.

According to the source, an officer from another floor was summoned to gain access to the room.

Shirk was charged with multiple felonies.

Samuel Shirk

The charges include lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12 years old, sexual assault of a victim under 12 years old and video voyeurism of a victim under 19 years old.

Charges stemming from the escape attempt include two charges of battery on an officer, use of a firearm during a felony, obstruct/deprive means of communication and two charges of attempted escape.

Shirk is being held at the main jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

1 thought on “Alleged Child Predator/Video Voyeur Attacks Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy In Escape Attempt

  1. Speedy Trial

    The SVU unit of BSO is a complete embarrassment. They’re the worst detectives, they don’t know what they’re doing, they blow cases left and right. And now it appears they don’t even follow basic safety protocols. Another job well done by SVU. They’re lucky they didn’t get themselves or somebody else killed. Who is supervising that joke of a unit. Who is supervising downtown CI?

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s