[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 03/06/20]
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UMATILLA, Florida — A man who is out on bond for allegedly hitting a Lake County Sheriff’s Office vehicle being driven by an LCSO captain was arrested again Monday.
Jeremy Ryan Rogers-Lane, 26, of Umatilla was charged with driving on a suspended license and an LCSO deputy spotted him driving with a headlight out, on County Road 450 near County Road 42, according to an arrest affidavit. He was taken to the Lake County Jail and released on $500 bond. Rogers-Lane was issued a criminal traffic citation in February — also for driving on a suspended license.
In January, only Lake Legal News reported on the incident involving the LCSO captain. On Jan, 21, Tavares Police responded to the area of U.S. Highway 441 and Lake Eustis Drive in reference to a hit-and-run. Police made contact with Lake County Sheriff’s Capt. Jack Holder who told the officer he had been involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to an arrest affidavit.
Rogers-Lane first struck a woman’s vehicle and tried to leave. The woman followed him, but he made several turns trying to evade her, eventually leading her to Lake Eustis Drive, near Lake Junietta Drive. Rogers-Lane tried to go around another woman’s vehicle and he hit her and struck Holder, who was in the oncoming lane. Holder, driving an unmarked unit, swerved to avoid the crash, but was still struck, the affidavit states.
Holder turned around and followed Rogers-Lane, catching up to him near Ann Rou Road. Rogers-Lane left the road and made a U-turn in the middle of Lake Eustis Drive and continued westbound. Holder caught up to him again near Lake Junietta Drive and activated his emergency lights. Rogers-Lane continued driving down Lake Eustis Drive and turned onto U.S. Highway 441. Holder said he slowed several times as if he were going to stop, but kept going, the affidavit states. He finally stopped about 100 yards later near El Red Drive.
Rogers-Lane was issued numerous traffic citations and arrested for two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. He was released from the Lake County Jail on $2,000 bond in that case.
At this time, there is no order for a revocation of bond, according to Lake County Clerk of Court records.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]