ORLANDO, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) - The Orange County deputy deliberately run over by a teen is now home nursing some pretty bad injuries.
Sergeant Marcy Pearce had to get four stitches in her head and also has a broken foot. Police are still searching for 15 year old Jancarlos Ortiz.
According to police Deputy Pearce was trying to arrest Ortiz Friday morning on burglary charges in Orlando when investigators say the teen stepped on the gas and headed straight for her. According to police Pearce landed on the hood of his car as Ortiz took off.
Pearce says that as she is recovering that she is grateful for the community's support. "Anyone that knows me knows I am going to get through this. I'm going to be happy again and I've got this life ahead of me and I just really appreciate everyone who took the time to wish me well," Pearce said on a Vimeo interview Saturday.
According to police Ortiz will face charges of attempted murder on a law enforcement officer once he is caught.