Clearwater, FL (May 5, 2019) - A 22-year-old man is facing multiple charges related to a four-day crime spree in Clearwater. Shane Jensen was arrested by Clearwater police on Monday, April 29th in connection with the events.
Jensen, who worked for the City of Clearwater as a lifeguard, is accused of going to a Home Depot on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and engaging in a carjacking. A witness says that Jensen threatened a 17-year-old inside a 2007 Dodge Ram. Jensen allegedly brandished a hammer before taking possession of the truck and driving away. Two days prior, he smashed the windows of his supervisor's car in a parking lot.
The stolen truck was located in Hillsborough County with Jensen behind the wheel. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol reported that Jensen was acting erratically and was incoherent upon being arrested. As police attempted to arrest him, however, he climbed into their patrol car and tried to drive away. During the process, he also tried to run over three officers at the scene. Following a pursuit, Jensen was finally stopped in Osceola County. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Jensen has been officially charged with criminal mischief, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement offer and possession of marijuana.
Clearwater Violent Crimes
A Florida violent crime charge can leave you in a world of trouble. If you are charged with a violent crime such as carjacking, resisting arrest or criminal mischief, you could be facing a lengthy prison sentence and the prospect of having a felony conviction on your permanent criminal record. This can impact you far down the road with potential employers and can affect every aspect of your life in some way or another.
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