|Deputy uninjured in wreck|
|The Press - News|
|Written by The Press|
|Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:20|
A county deputy escaped uninjured the morning of September 6 when he lost control of his cruiser on CR 229 north of Sanderson while answering what turned out to be a false alarm burglary call.
Deputy Jeremiah Combs was southbound in his 2007 Ford about 5:00 am when the vehicle plowed through standing water on the pavement near Willie Griffis Rd. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree and fence on the east side of 127.
There was heavy rainfall in the area at the time.Maj. Gerald Gonzalez said Deputy Combs was responding to a call at a residence on CR 229 south of Sanderson. The occupant reported hearing and seeing someone on her property and had locked herself in a rear room. “Upon arriving at the scene of the burglary call, it was determined that a burglary had not occurred, and there was no evidence to indicate a burglary had occurred,” said Maj. Gonzalez, the sheriff’s department operations chief.
Damage to the cruiser was estimated at $7000.
Since there were no injuries or other vehicles involved, the sheriff’s department is conducting the accident investigation. Deputy Combs is on temporary suspension pending a review of the incident to determine if department policies were violated.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 07:41|