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Jackson County Man Charged After Leading Deputies on High-Speed Chase

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A Jackson County man led deputies on a high-speed chase before being apprehended this morning.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy observed a Chevrolet truck traveling 70 mph in a 45-mph zone and stopped the driver in the parking lot of the Tractor Supply store in Marianna. The driver waited until the deputy approached the car before speeding away, leading deputies on a high-speed chase for more than 7 miles at speeds reaching 115 mph.

As the vehicle attempted to make a turn in Greenwood, another deputy conducted a P.I.T. maneuver, spinning the suspect vehicle in the roadway. As deputies approached the vehicle for a second time, the suspect made eye contact with a deputy and drove straight at him. Another deputy struck the suspect vehicle head-on to prevent him from escaping or preventing further injury.

After repeated attempts, deputies had to tase the suspect to remove him from the vehicle.

Cedric Dominic Dallas Jr. was charged with aggravated fleeing or eluding, reckless driving and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

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Here is the press release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office

On 11-7-13 at approximately 3:06 a.m. a Deputy from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office affected a traffic stop on a Silver 2010 Chevrolet in the parking lot of Tractor Supply after the vehicle was observed traveling 70 MPH in a 45 MPH Zone.

The driver, Cedric Dominic Dallas Jr., waited until the Deputy exited his patrol vehicle and began to approach the car before speeding away.

A pursuit ensued northbound on Hwy 71 for 7.4 miles at speeds reaching 115 MPH. The subject drove in the wrong lane of traffic for extended distances for no apparent reason and acted very erratically.

As Dallas attempted a right-hand turn onto Fort Rd. in Greenwood, a second Deputy conducted a P.I.T. maneuver, spinning the suspect vehicle counterclockwise in the roadway.

As the Deputy exited his vehicle and approached the suspect vehicle he ordered him to exit the car. The suspect made eye contact with the Deputy and drove toward him.

At about the same time that Deputy was taking evasive action, a second Deputy struck the suspect vehicle head-on to prevent him from escaping or causing injury to the other Officer.

After repeated commands to exit the vehicle were not complied with, the driver's side window was busted out. He was again ordered out of the vehicle, but still refused to comply.

He was then tased and removed from the vehicle where he was taken into custody. After being medically cleared he was lodged in the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.

Cedric Dominic Dallas Jr. of Bascom, FL was charged with:

  • Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Aggravated Assault on a L.E.O.

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