Traffic Stop / Police Pursuit / Aggravated Assault / Aggravated Battery
Event: Traffic Stop / Police Pursuit / Aggravated Assault / Aggravated Battery
Date/Time of Event: January 10, 2020, at 5:27 p.m.
Location of Event: University Boulevard
On Friday January 10, 2020, at 5:27 p.m. Melbourne Police Officers pulled a truck over for a window tint violation. The driver of the truck attempted to drive away from the officers. When he was unable to pull away he tried to back the truck he was driving into the officers. His vehicle narrowly missed the officers and the driver sped away. That initiated a pursuit of the driver for felony charges. During the pursuit, the driver of the truck steered his vehicle off road, around tire deflation devices, and at 2 separate Melbourne police officers trying to deploy stop sticks. Ultimately the driver failed to navigate a stretch of Stack Boulevard in his efforts to get away from officers and crashed into a curb. When officers attempted to get out of their vehicles to take the driver into custody – he accelerated the truck, striking the police vehicle and causing the vehicle to strike the officers. The suspect was taken into custody shortly thereafter at that location.
The driver was identified as:
Terry Jermaine Johnson
B/M – 03/25/1980
The charges include:
Fleeing and Attempting to Elude with Public DisregardReckless Driving
Possession of Marijuana 20gm+
Possession of Cocaine
Possession of Paraphernalia
4 Counts of Aggravated Assault with a motor vehicle on Law Enforcement Officers
2 Counts of Aggravated Battery with a motor vehicle on Law Enforcement Officers