On August 23, 2020, FHP Troopers were notified that the suspect was identified via news reports. Troopers located Troy Lee Jackson, 34, at a Shetland Lane residence in Spring Hill and arrested Jackson just at 10:30 PM. Delivered to the Hernando County Jail, Jackson was charged with Fleeing & Eluding, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Assault, Driving While License Suspended, and Failure to Register a Vehicle.
On August 22, 2020, at approximately 6:45 PM, an FHP Trooper on routine patrol observed a green Ford Ranger driving in a reckless manner southbound on US-41 near Grand Entrada Boulevard. The Trooper attempted a traffic stop which the suspect driver then fled from. Shortly after beginning the pursuit, the Trooper attempted a PIT maneuver which was ineffective as the suspect driver braked abruptly and struck the side of the Trooper’s patrol car. The Trooper then terminated the pursuit soon after as the suspect began driving in the wrong direction. Lastly, it was later determined the displayed license plate was not assigned to the pickup truck.
Anyone with information to help locate and identify the suspect vehicle and driver is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-558-1800 or Crime Stoppers.