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Old 01-04-2019, 08:32 AM
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Default Jacksonville WM, 84 remains in ICU (all ribs, leg & arm broke, lung damage) after negro kidnapping


Elderly man kidnapped during crime spree remains in ICU, family says
Suspect, 2 officers also hospitalized after chase ends in violent crash

Updated: 6:30 PM, January 03, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An 84-year-old man kidnapped from his home Wednesday by a robbery suspect fleeing police remained in the intensive care unit Thursday after the chaotic crime spree ended in a violent crash that left him badly injured.

Family members identified the kidnapping victim as Louis Reese, and police later confirmed that information.

The police chase, which began in Mayport and ended in East Arlington, also left two Jacksonville police officers with serious injuries.

Reese was taken to Memorial Hospital and was on a ventilator Thursday, but was acknowledging his doctors with hand signals, the family said.

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They said he is fighting hard, but all of his ribs were broken and he has a broken leg, broken arm, broken spine, collapsed lung and a punctured lung. He underwent surgery Thursday.

Chaotic crime spree

The suspect, later identified by police as Lawrence Hall III, 26, was also hospitalized Wednesday after the crash, which ended a wild crime spree that began just after 2 p.m. when Hall robbed the Lucky Charms Arcade, an internet cafe on Mayport Road, police said.

Police said Hall ran out of the business with a backpack full of money and was tracked by officers from multiple agencies to a residential neighborhood a few blocks away.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Officer Josh Wiggins, 35, was hit by the stolen SUV while deploying stop sticks
at Mayport Road and Wonderwood Drive, a few blocks north of the robbery scene. Minutes later, Officer Christopher Rouselle, 29, was injured at Kernan and Atlantic Boulevards when his cruiser was struck as he tried to stop the stolen SUV, which reached speeds of 100 mph, police said.


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26-year-old Lawrence Hall, released from prison in September, hospitalized

Updated: 8:06 AM, January 04, 2019

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