Hillsborough County deputies finally caught up with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Arron Sears on Wednesday, arresting him on a warrant for failing to appear at a December court hearing.

Sears, 26, pushed a Tampa police officer in June while trying to escape from Tampa General Hospital, authorities said. He had been hospitalized under the Baker Act, which empowers police to hold people who appear likely to harm themselves or others for mental evaluation.

The officer used a Taser on Sears and later pressed charges against him, resulting in a battery on a law enforcement officer warrant issued for Sears' arrest.

Deputies found Sears disoriented and wandering on Gunn Highway in November, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. He was arrested on the warrant and eventually released on $2,000 bail.