Tykeam Jackson of Brockton accused of dragging police officer with vehicle after evading a traffic stop, crashing car at 100 mph

A 25-year-old Brockton man was arrested on Friday after allegedly dragging a federal police officer with his car following a traffic stop on Route 28 in Avon, authorities said on Monday.

Tykeam Jackson was stopped by a federal officer on July 27 for speeding, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Instead of getting out of his vehicle as instructed, Jackson sped off, dragging the officer several feet and throwing him to the ground, authorities said.

Jackson reached a speed of roughly 100 mph as he fled, driving into oncoming traffic and ignoring traffic signals, prosecutors said. After he tried crossing three lanes of traffic, Jackson lost of control of his vehicle and crashed into a guardrail, they said.

A Massachusetts State Police trooper watched Jackson run into and obstruct traffic on a busy part of the roadway, authorities said. Jackson was then arrested.

Jackson is currently on probation in from an armed robbery conviction in Suffolk Superior Court, authorities said. He was charged in a federal criminal complaint with one count of assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer in connection with the July 27 traffic stop.


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