A Tampa man went to jail Saturday night after driving recklessly and causing an accident.
Just after 5 p.m., deputies in Marathon received reports of a reckless driver in a white “jacked up” truck, northbound from 65th Street. Minutes later, they received reports the truck had been involved in an accident at 110th Street.
When Deputy Thomas Hill arrived first on the scene, he found witnesses who said the truck’s driver fled on foot with three other men from the vehicle he hit pursuing him. Deputy Hill found all of them a short distance away. The three men were struggling to detain the suspect, later identified as 27 year old Andres Javage of Tampa.
Deputy Hill separated the men and attempted to restrain Javage, who punched him in the face. More deputies arrived on the scene and they were able to take Javage into custody. He continued to fight with them as they handcuffed him. After he was handcuffed, he began kicking at the officers.
Javage was charged with assault, assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. He was booked into jail.