Brockton Man Admits to Assaulting Officer With Car
BROCKTON — A 27-year-old Brockton man has admitted to assaulting a law enforcement officer with his vehicle while on probation, after dragging the officer several feet while fleeing a stop in July 2020.
Tykeam Jackson pleaded guilty last week in federal court to one count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding a federal officer, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
A deputized federal law enforcement officer had stopped Jackson for speeding in Avon on July 27, 2020 and asked him to get out of the car.
Instead, Jackson accelerated quickly, with such force that the officer was dragged and then thrown to the ground, the U.S. Attorney's Office stated.
The defendant then sped away recklessly, ignoring traffic signals and driving into oncoming traffic.
He eventually reached a speed of around 100 miles per hour in the breakdown lane of Route 24.
After trying to cross three travel lanes, Jackson lost control of the car and slammed into the guardrail.
He ran across Route 24 and was later found running into traffic on a nearby road.
At the time of the offense, Jackson was on probation for an armed robbery conviction in Suffolk Superior Court.
He was arrested and charged in August 2020.
Jackson faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 for assaulting a federal officer.
Sentencing is set for Sept. 13.