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Man accused of hitting Rock Hill officer, patrol car arrested in Charlotte

Jeremy Jackson, pictured, is accused of hitting a Rock Hill Police officer and patrol car last week. He was arrested Wednesday in Charlotte.
Jeremy Jackson, pictured, is accused of hitting a Rock Hill Police officer and patrol car last week. He was arrested Wednesday in Charlotte.

The man who allegedly hit a police officer and patrol car in Rock Hill last week was arrested Wednesday morning in Charlotte, authorities said.

Jeremy Jackson, 23, was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and will be charged with first-degree assault and battery, leaving the scene of an accident, malicious damage to property and failure to stop for blue lights and siren, according to Capt. Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department.

Jackson was jailed in Charlotte and was awaiting extradition Wednesday morning.

The incident happened Nov. 24 at the Kangaroo gas station on Tinsley Way, near the intersection of Dave Lyle Boulevard and Interstate 77. Police say Lt. Anthony Breeden approached Jackson, who was leaving the gas station store to walk back to an unattended vehicle where the stereo was playing music loudly.

Police say Jackson struck Breeden’s patrol car then put his own car in reverse, striking Breeden with an open car door as he attempted to back up.

They say the suspect then sped off.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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