published: Friday, April 26, 2013
Suspects in two deaths remain in custody
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
SEBRING -- As of 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Nicholas Fox, the driver of a car that crossed the U.S. 27 median and killed Sebring's Peggy Sue Roaf, 52, on March 28 of last year, is still in custody in Broward County's main jail.
The crash occurred when Fox, accused of reckless driving, lost control of his SUV under high speed, literally flying over the median and landing on top of Roaf's compact Ford, killing her instantly.
"Fox has been charged here, and will come here for trial," said Steve Houchin, assistant state attorney. There are other outstanding warrants from other Florida counties, which is delaying Fox's removal to Highlands County, he said.
Also, Sandra Michelle Jackson, 25, and Kyle Rupert, 22, remain in the Highlands County Jail. Each has a bond of $310,000. The couple are accused of neglect leading to their infant son starving to death in July of last year.
At the time, Sheriff Susan Benton said, "This one of the worst neglect cases I have seen in many years."
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