New Details in Shooting of Bank Robbery Suspect
Last updated 8/16/2022 at 1:16pm
CRYSTAL RIVER – Officials have now released new details and the identity of a bank robbery suspect who was shot during a confrontation with a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper.
According to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, 44-year-old Jeromee Wade Greenough walked into the TD Bank on US-19 and demanded money from bank tellers. Officials say Greenough brandished a firearm. Greenough then fled the bank in a white vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Citrus County Deputies coordinated with the Florida Highway Patrol to search for the suspect. Eventually, a Trooper located Greenough traveling down Fort Island Trail and attempted to stop him. Greenough then sped off and attempted to strike the Trooper.
Spike strips were deployed, which disabled the vehicle, but Greenough continued driving until Trooper performed a PIT maneuver and brought the pursuit to an end. That's when Greenough exited the vehicle, armed with a rifle and began running towards a playground.
Officials say, "A use of force situation occurred where Greenough was shot by an FHP Trooper."
No law enforcement officers were harmed during the encounter with Greenough.
After providing immediate first-aid on scene, Greenough was transported to a medical facility to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials say Greenough will be charged with robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and fleeing and eluding law enforcement.