SUSPECT WHO INJURED TWO DEPUTIES RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL AND CHARGED

SUSPECT WHO INJURED TWO DEPUTIES  RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL AND CHARGED.

The 39-year old suspect who went into a violent rage, burglarized an occupied home, then got into a violent confrontation with deputies who tried to detain him, was released from the hospital and charged with multiple crimes.

Andrew Gomberg of Coral Springs admitted he was high on some type of drug he thought to be “Molly”, when he tried breaking into a home where vacationers were staying with their children. When deputies arrived, Gomberg’s rage and violent behavior intensified, despite deputies attempts to deescalate the situation.

The incident happened at a home on the 700 block of MacArthur Boulevard June 14th. Vacationers renting a home on Hutchinson Island said they were startled by a man who tried crashing through the windows on their front porch. Deputies worked to calm Gomberg, while Martin County Fire Rescue paramedics evaluated the suspect who was overheated and agitated. Gomberg again began punching firefighters and deputies. Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Porcelli suffered a serious shoulder injury trying to restrain Gomberg. A second deputy suffered a minor hand injury. She was treated on scene.

Gomberg was transported to the hospital. He was released two days later and booked into the Martin County Jail charged with multiple counts of battery on a law enforcement officer or firefighter, occupied burglary, and criminal mischief. His bond was $80,000.

Gomberg told deputies he was high on a substance he thought was “Molly.” (It should be noted that it is common for Flakka to be marketed and sold as Molly. Flakka is the dangerous and addictive drug known to cause excited delirium, very similar to what was seen in this case.)

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