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Recently released Belleview man back in jail after high-speed police chase

Kevin Dale Sharkey

A Belleview man wanted for speeding led Marion County sheriff’s deputy on a brief chase before being caught and charged with driving with a suspended license (habitual offender) and resisting an officer without violence.

Kevin Dale Sharkey, 25, was caught on radar around 6:30 a.m. Thursday heading east on East Highway 25 at 71 mph in a 45-mph zone. The deputy activated his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop, but Sharkey looked back and continued driving, according to the sheriff’s office report.

Sharkey then turned south onto an easement at around the 8500 block of East Highway 25 and continued south while accelerating to get away from the deputy. He then pulled into the driveway of his residence at 8584 E. Hwy. 25 and immediately got out of the driver side of the vehicle. The deputy gave multiple commands for him to stay in the vehicle and he complied. At that point, a female passenger got out of the passenger side and told the deputy Sharkey doesn’t have a valid driver’s license, the report said.

Sharkey told the deputy he was the passenger in the car and he wasn’t driving. A records search showed his license was revoked for five years in 2017 for being a habitual offender and five previous convictions for driving with a suspended license, according to the report.

Sharkey was just released from the Marion County Jail on May 21 after a three-month sentence for driving with a suspended license. He’s back in jail less than a month later and is being held on $6,000 bond. His next appearance in Marion County Court is set for July 16.

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