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Press Release

Brockton Man Charged with Assaulting Officer with Vehicle

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Officer was dragged for several feet by moving vehicle and thrown to the ground

BOSTON – A Brockton man was arrested and charged in connection with assaulting an officer while fleeing a motor vehicle stop. The defendant’s vehicle allegedly dragged the officer for several feet as the defendant fled the scene, eventually crashed head-on into a guardrail on Route 24 at approximately 100 miles per hour, and ran across travel lanes of Route 24 before he was apprehended and placed under arrest.

Tykeam Jackson, 25, was arrested on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 and charged by criminal complaint with one count of assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer. Following an initial appearance, Jackson was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for Sept. 4, 2020.

As alleged in the charging documents, during the afternoon of July 27, 2020, a deputized federal law enforcement officer stopped Jackson for speeding on Route 28 in Avon and instructed Jackson to exit his vehicle. Instead, Jackson allegedly accelerated the vehicle with such force that the officer was dragged for several feet and thrown to the ground. Jackson then sped away, ignored traffic signals, and drove into oncoming traffic, eventually travelling at a speed of approximately 100 miles per hour in the breakdown lane of Route 24. After attempting to cross all three travel lanes, Jackson lost control of the vehicle and crashed head-on into the guardrail. He allegedly exited the vehicle, ran across the travel lanes of Route 24, and was almost struck several times by oncoming traffic. A Massachusetts state trooper subsequently found Jackson running into and obstructing traffic on a nearby heavily-traveled roadway and placed him under arrest.

According to court documents, Jackson is currently on probation resulting from an armed robbery conviction in Suffolk Superior Court.

For assaulting a federal officer, the charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New England Field Division; and Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey made the announcement today. The Massachusetts State Police provided assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Glenn A. MacKinlay and Sarah B. Hoefle of Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit are prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN is part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The details contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated August 31, 2020