JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One man was taken to the hospital Wednesdaynight while another person was taken into police custody after a hit andrun near Regency Mall at the intersection of Southside and Atlantic boulevards.
Police say the victim, who was on foot, was struck around 7:45 p.m. asthe pickup truck drove down Southside and kept going. Skid marks couldbe seen in a grassy median at the busy intersection, and the truckknocked down a yield sign.
The victim, who police say is an adult male, was taken to Shands Jacksonville withnon-life threatening injuries. His name has not been released.
According to a police officer on the scene, witnesses John Bradley Avery II, 44, and Gary Gibson, 50, chased thesuspect down and Avery held him at gunpoint until police arrived. Thesuspect's vehicle has bumper stickers that say "Criminals prefer unarmedvictims" and "The best homeland defense is an armed citizen."
The suspect, Tracy Andrew Isbell, 26, was being questioned Wednesday night as police continuedtheir investigation. According to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office inmate records, Isbell was in jail on Thursday on a charge of "armed: possess not more than 20 grams of marijuana." His bond is $2,508.