The man suspected in a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed two South Florida children tussled with deputies in a wild courtroom confrontation Wednesday.
The man, Sean Charles Greer, 27, was arrested Tuesday and booked on a slew of charges connected to Monday's crash, which killed Andrea Fleming, 6, and Kylie Jones, 5, Broward County sheriff's deputies said.
After charges were read in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom Wednesday, the handcuffed, heavily tattooed Greer struggled with a deputy and knocked over a podium.
He angrily said, “You can’t make me stay in this [inaudible]!” as he was led away. Judge Joseph Murphy called Greer an "extreme flight risk" and ordered him held without bond.
Greer is alleged to have been behind the wheel of a 2009 Honda Accord at 2:48 p.m. ET Monday when it plowed into six children near 2417 NW 9th Ave. in Wilton Manors, sheriff's deputies said.
A Broward County Transit bus was coming out of a passenger drop and merging into the roadway when the "driver of the Honda failed to allow the bus to merge and passed it, almost striking the front driver’s side as it cut in front of the bus," a sheriff's statement said.
Moments later, the Honda "drove off the roadway and onto the sidewalk and driveway at 2417 N.W. Ninth Ave., striking multiple children," the statement continued.
Two children were pronounced dead at the scene. Four others, Draya Fleming, 9; Laziyah Stokes, 9; Johnathan Carter, 10; and Audre Fleming, 2, were rushed to Broward Health Medical Center.
The car was found a few blocks away with "damage consistent with being involved in this crash," including a missing front bumper, "which was located at the scene of the crash," deputies said.
Greer was arrested and has “confessed to his involvement in the crash,” deputies said.
Greer will be represented by a public defender, prosecutors said. As of Wednesday afternoon, his case had yet to be assigned to a lawyer with the public defender's office for the 17th Judicial Circuit for Broward County, records showed.