Sheriff's Office: Driver nearly runs over deputy, sparks pursuit

Chase ends with driver hitting multiple vehicles at Orange Park intersection


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A 20-year-old driver led a deputy on a high-speed chase, tried to ram his cruiser and hit another car before running from his vehicle and being caught and arrested Monday, according to a Clay County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Ayrmon Gerimiah Wilson, 20, failed to stop on Blanding Boulevard on Monday afternoon during the peak of rush hour and instead tried to run over a deputy before speeding away, the Sheriff's Office said.

Wilson's arrest report said at one point during the ensuing chase, Wilson hit 100 mph in a 45 mph zone and tried to hit the deputy's cruiser.

He hit another car at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Kingsley Avenue, near Doctors Inlet, in Orange Park and then took off running through the Orange Park Town Hall and police buildings, deputies said.

Wilson was arrested on Kingsley Avenue.

Deputies said drugs were found in his car. 

Wilson is now facing a long list of charges, including:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Unlicensed to carry a firearm
  • Drug equipment possession
  • Marijuana possession (less than 20 grams)
  • Failure to stop in a crash involving injuries
  • Leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage
  • Fleeing law enforcement
  • Removing serial number from a firearm

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