Deputy hit by truck; suspect jailed on multiple charges

Published 10:34 am Monday, December 17, 2012

A McDavid man is in jail on multiple charges this week, including assaulting an officer, after allegedly hitting an Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s deputy with a truck while attempting to escape arrest.


Sergeant Mike Ward, public information officers for the Sheriff’s Department, said it was his understanding that Yancey James Thompson, 42, of 140 Highway 164, McDavid, Fla., was taken into custody after allegedly hitting Deputy Rudy Brown while he attempted to take him into custody last week in Walnut Hill.

Reports say Brown had encountered Thompson earlier in the day at a convenience store but was unable to detain him for multiple warrants when he fled the scene in a pick-up truck. Later, Brown and Thompson once again crossed paths in Walnut Hill, at which time Brown attempted to pull Thompson from a truck. As the suspect fled the scene, Brown was struck by the rear of the vehicle.

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Thompson was later apprehended at another site Wednesday, Dec. 12 and transported to the Pensacola Jail, while Brown is recovering from his injuries.

Thompson remains in jail on no bond and facing third degree felony charges of resisting an officer, a non-moving traffic violation and a bail-secured bond; a first degree felony charge of aggravated battery; a first degree misdemeanor charge of withholding child support; charges of probation violation and a generic statute code.