Two men were arrested recently after fleeing from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy and a Belleview Police officer.
The sheriff’s deputy spotted a stolen silver 2015 Hyundai Elantra traveling on S.E. Abshier Boulevard and when she attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, the driver, later identified as Harley Moore, sped away. The deputy initiated a pursuit and was backed up by the Belleview officer.
During the pursuit, a Stop Stick deployment was successful and the vehicle lost speed but still didn’t stop. Moore ended up crashing into another vehicle and attempted to continue to run, a sheriff’s office report states.
The deputy attempted to perform a PIT maneuver to stop Moore’s vehicle but he still attempted to drive away. She then conducted a second PIT maneuver and the pursuit ended, the report says.
The deputy placed Moore under arrest and the Belleview officer detained the vehicle’s passenger, Harrison Blodnick.
Moore was arrested for grand theft auto, fleeing/eluding and possession of drug paraphernalia. During a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine was located in the passenger-side door and Blodnick was found to be in possession of a syringe filled with the drug, the report says, adding that he was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.