Lerentee McCray faces felony charge of fleeing police

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Jaguars linebacker Lerentee McCray was arrested in Florida on Sunday morning after a high-speed pursuit that began when he allegedly refused to pull over for officers.

McCray faces a second-degree felony charge of fleeing/eluding police with disregard of safety to person or property and he was also cited for speeding. He was booked into Lake County Jail and released after posting a $5,000 bond.

“We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information,” the Jaguars said in a statement, via ESPN.com. “We have no further comment at this time.”

A Fruitland Park Police Department police report says an officer initiated a traffic stop early on Sunday morning after observing a vehicle going 88 mph in a 50 mph zone, but the driver did not stop after making “an expletive hand gesture using their middle finger.” A pursuit reportedly reached speeds over 100 mph before officers called off the chase.

McCray was eventually found by officers in Tavares, Florida after coming to a stop and being found in what the report says appeared to be an “altered mental status.” He was taken to a hospital before being taken into custody.

6 responses to “Lerentee McCray faces felony charge of fleeing police

  1. AB does crazy crap there all the time, yesterday Malik McDowell was walking around naked and assaulted a Florida police officer, and now Lerentee McCray flips a cop off and tries to flee. Don’t these dudes know nothing good ever happens in Florida???

  2. Unfortunately for McCray this horrible event took place in Florida. If this had happened here in California, he would not have been arrested..

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