Attempted Homicide on a Police Officer


MEDIA RELEASE

Date: May 21, 2009
Time: 4.19 AM
Lt. Scott Finnen

Yankeetown, Florida- At approximately 4:19 AM an Inglis Police Officer Tim Swiggett was conducting an investigation on a suspicious vehicle. The truck was backed into the woods on County Road 40 West in the neighborhood near Riverside Drive in Yankeetown. The vehicle was described as an older model Blue GMC pickup with no tag. The Officer approached the subject and initiated the investigation and it was determined that the subject was Chad Floyd Jeter from the Atmore, Alabama.

The investigation revealed that Jeter was wanted in connection to a bank robbery of the National Bank and Trust in Atmore, Alabama on 5/19/09. Jeter then assaulted the Officer and managed to cut the Officer in neck before running into the woods. Ofc Swiggett was transported to Seven Rivers Hospital for minor injuries and released.

At this time a manhunt is being conducted by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Inglis Police Department, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Cross City Correctional K-9 team and the US Coast Guard.

Jeter was located hiding in the marsh by the Cross City Correctional bloodhounds at 7:15 AM. Jeter is charged with attempted homicide on a Police Officer and booked in the Levy County Jail.

Defendant:

Chad Floyd Jeter
Atmore, Alabama
White Male
11/29/78

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