Man pleads guilty to running over LCSO deputies

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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A man charged with running down two Lee County deputies with his car in 2014 will spend the next 15 years behind bars.

Travis Taylor, 30, pleaded guilty in court Monday.

Taylor is accused of leading deputies on a chase down US 41, crashing his car into one deputy’s motorcycle and causing another to crash into a fence.

Authorities say this all started when they tried to stop Taylor after he ran a red light.

According to officials, Taylor crossed over the median, traveled the wrong way down US 41 and caused an accident that sent Deputy George Perez flying through the air.

Perez was also in court Monday. He tells WINK News he’s happy with the plea deal.

A couple times in court, Taylor tried to negotiate with the judge, asking  for a split sentence.

WINK News spoke with Taylor’s wife, she says the couple was blindsided buy the plea deal.

“Me and him agreed to eight years, eight years and seven years of probation. Out of the blue moon it’s 15 years, that’s no justice,” said Taylor’s wife Carmen Cruz.

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