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Man wanted on warrants nabbed after fleeing from Marion sheriff’s deputies

Douglas Allen Clark

A man on felony probation who was wanted on outstanding warrants was jailed recently after fleeing from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy.

The incident started when the deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Douglas Allen Clark on SW 103rd Street Road. Clark refused to stop and led deputies on a chase through several communities in the southwest portion of Ocala, a report says.

Deputies attempted several aggressive maneuvers to stop Clark but he kept driving. He slammed into a K-9 corporal’s patrol vehicle and also attempted to run into another deputy’s vehicle head-on, the report says.

Eventually, a deputy was able to use a maneuver that successfully disabled Clark’s vehicle. He jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but ended up running into a deputy, the report says.

Clark was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with fleeing/eluding police with disregard of safety to persons or property, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, driving with a suspended or revoked license, resisting an officer without violence and possession of drug equipment. He is due in court April 14 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.

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