Suspect's car hits house during police pursuit


Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:13 p.m.

No one was hurt but a house was damaged when a man fleeing from a Dixie County sheriff’s deputy crashed into it Wednesday night.

The incident occurred about 9 p.m. on Dixie County Road 351 at Northeast 222nd Avenue, FHP reported in a news release.

Suspected armed burglar Jermichael Joseph Weston, 18, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am southbound on CR 351 with Deputy Jamey King, 31, driving a marked sheriff’s office 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe in pursuit.

FHP reported that Weston was driving in the center of the road while King was in the right lane when Weston veered into the right lane in King’s path.

They collided as both were turning onto 222nd Avenue. Weston’s car traveled onto private property, hit a Ford F150 and smashed into a corner of a concrete block home, the report states.

Neither Weston nor a passenger, Ralph Dixon, 20, were injured. Weston ran but was caught by the Sheriff’s Office.

Charges are pending.

- Cindy Swirko

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