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Silver Springs man crashes stolen motorcycle and allegedly tosses gun during foot chase

David Stephen Shaw

A convicted felon from Silver Springs remains in the Marion County Jail a week after crashing a stolen motorcycle and tossing away a loaded handgun while he was being chased on foot by a deputy.

David Stephen Shaw, 35, was charged with fleeing law enforcement with lights and siren active, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, carrying an unlicensed concealed weapon, resisting an officer without violence, grand theft of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, and several bond violations.

At around 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5, a Marion County sheriff’s deputy saw a man on a red motorcycle run the stop sign at the intersection of East Fort King Street and SE 170th Avenue. The deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop after the motorcyclist turned onto East Highway 40 and the man turned around, looked at the deputy and accelerated away, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The motorcyclist led the deputy eastbound on East Highway 40 before suddenly turning around and fleeing westbound. During this time, the man lost his hat and the deputy was able to identify him as Shaw. Shaw then wrecked the motorcycle at the intersection of Southeast 172nd Avenue and East Highway 40 and began to run on foot, the report said.

During the foot chase, the deputy saw Shaw reach into his waist band and throw a black pistol on the ground. The deputy apprehended Shaw a block away and brought him back to the crash scene, then went back and found a black 9 mm pistol with a round loaded in the chamber, according to the report.

The deputy found the magazine for the firearm over the fence on the property of a business. A database search showed the pistol wasn’t stolen, and a criminal history search revealed Shaw is a convicted felon with his most recent conviction in February 2018 for fleeing and eluding, the report said.

A search of the FCIC/NCIC confirmed the red Kawasaki motorcycle was reported stolen on Nov. 8 in Marion County. The deputy is very familiar with Shaw, who is known to steal motorcycles and be riding stolen motorcycles. The search also showed that Shaw’s driver’s license has multiple suspensions, the most recent in June for fleeing and eluding, according to the report.

Shaw declined to speak to the deputy and was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he’s being held on $43,500 bond. He’ll appear in Marion County Court on Jan. 7.

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