Polk deputies seek fleeing felon on attempted murder charge
By WFLA.com web staff
Pollard has an extensive arrest record in Polk County.
Authorities in Polk County are on the lookout for a convicted felon being sought on an attempted murder charge.
Jordan Matthew Pollard, 27, has an extensive criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous.
According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Langford St. and Albritton Ave. in Fort Meade just after 8 a.m. Saturday in response to a wounded person call. When they arrived they found a woman inside of a car suffering from a gunshot wound.
The unidentified female was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment. Her condition is not known.
Investigators say the victim had been in Bartow with Pollard and another man when the woman and the suspect began to argue. When the verbal dispute began to subside, the trio drove towards Fort Meade in a gold-colored Lincoln Town Car.
As the unidentified man drove Pollard, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, began to argue with the victim again. The woman, who was sitting in the back seat, continued to have words with Pollard. A short time later the suspect brandished a handgun and threatened both of the occupants.
As the car traveled south on Highway 17 just north of the Fort Meade city limits, Pollard fired a shot into the abdomen of the female. The driver immediately stopped the car and Pollard jumped out and fled on foot.
The driver continued towards Fort Meade where he called for help.
An arrest warrant was issued for Pollard. In addition to the attempted murder charge the suspect is facing one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of aggravated assault and one count of a felon being in possession of a firearm.
Pollard has served two stints in state prison on drug related charges. Investigators say he is known to frequent Bartow and Fort Meade as well as the Combee Rd. and Reynolds Rd. neighborhoods of Lakeland.
In addition to drug charges Pollard has also been arrested previously for criminal mischief, theft, robbery with a firearm, violation of probation, giving false information to law enforcement, battery and aggravated assault.
If you have any information on Pollard’s whereabouts please contact Detective Angie Macke with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-499-2400.