Man doing burnouts charged with aggravated assault on police, hit & run: JSO

Video shows man back car into JSO cruiser

Robert Gary, 47, charged with 4-counts of aggravated assault on police, 2-counts of hit & run and reckless driving.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man was arrested and charged on Sunday after nearly hitting Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputies and running into a JSO cruiser, according to a report.

An arrest report said Robert Gary, 47, nearly hit deputies while driving recklessly on July 3.

The report said while JSO was responding to a call to a huge block party with more than 2,500 people, a deputy saw a dark blue Dodge Charger recklessly perform a burnout near State St. W. and Myrtle Ave. N.

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A Jacksonville man was arrested and charged on Sunday after nearly hitting Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputies and running into a JSO cruiser, according to a report.

The report said Gary nearly hit the JSO deputies.

“Other officers and I had to jump out of the way to prevent being struck,” the report said. “If we had not moved, we would have been struck by the suspect vehicle,” the report stated.

The report went on to say that Gary ignored multiple commands to stop, hit one vehicle, and then backed into a parked JSO cruiser.

JSO was able to pull Gary out of the car and placed him under arrest.

He is being charged with four counts of aggravated assault on police, two counts of hit and run and reckless driving.


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