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Clown Faced Convict Attempts to Run Over Deputy, Leads LEO on Pursuit

SPRING HILL – Last night, R News broke the news of a high-speed pursuit involving the Hernando County Sheriff's Office and Florida Highway Patrol.

According to an FHP report, a deputy made contact with a suspect in the parking lot of the Speedway gas station at Mariner Blvd and Northcliffe Blvd, when he attempted to flee. The suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Allan Scott McCray of Spring Hill, shifted his white Honda into reverse and attempted to run over the deputy.

The deputy immediately began pursuing McCray westbound on Northcliffe Blvd and was joined by several deputies and FHP Troopers. McCray led the pursuit southbound on Shoal Line Blvd and then after avoiding spike strips, he turned around and headed back northbound.

As the pursuit turned eastbound onto Cortez Blvd, a Trooper took the lead and attempted several PIT Maneuvers (Precision Immobilization Technique). Just as the pursuit was approaching Commercial Way, a third PIT was successful, and the vehicle became disabled on the shoulder. Officials say the suspect exited the vehicle and laid prone on the ground. McCray was taken into custody without further incident.

McCray faces numerous charges, including Aggravated Battery on LEO, Resisting Arrest with Violence, Fleeing to Elude, Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon.

McCray is also charged with Failure to Appear on three warrants related to an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon charge out of Pasco County.

McCray was just released from prison in May of 2022, after serving over 15 years for a string of burglaries, robbery, and grand thefts out of Pasco and Pinellas Counties.

McCray is currently held without bond at the Hernando County Jail.



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