ROCKY MOUNT, NC (WTVD) — The trial of a person accused of capturing a Nash County deputy resulted in a mistrial Wednesday because of a hung jury.
Jarred Javon Ford was on probation in reference to a shootout with deputies after a site visitors cease on February 4, 2021.
Nevertheless, since Ford was beforehand convicted on federal prices, he stays behind bars, the Nash County Sheriff’s Workplace informed ABC11.
Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone mentioned on the time that Ford shot deputy William Toney a number of instances.
The incident started when deputy Shelby Smith stopped a automobile with Florida tags for a “velocity violation” on Interstate 95 close to Rocky Mount and have become suspicious of “legal exercise in progress.” Smith ordered the driving force, recognized as Ford, of St. Petersburg, Florida, to step out of the automobile.
After Toney arrived on the scene, “Mr. Ford drew a firearm, eliminated it from his physique” and started firing at Toney, hitting him a number of instances,” Stone mentioned on the time.
WATCH: Sheriff Stone’s full media briefing on the case
Smith returned hearth and Ford ran off right into a ditch, the place he misplaced his weapon and was finally taken into custody.
Toney and Ford had been in hospital, and each underwent surgical procedure earlier than recovering.
Ford has an in depth legal document and was driving with a revoked license. It’s as much as the district lawyer to resolve whether or not to retry the case, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
NOTE: Video is from a earlier report
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