Sunday, August 9, 2020
89.9 F
Ocala

Grand theft auto suspect and passenger nabbed after high-speed pursuit

Harrison Blodnick

Harley Moore

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.

Photos in Ocala, Florida

Crime

Underwear-dropping Ocklawaha man jailed after cussing out Marion sheriff’s deputy

A 42-year-old Ocklawaha driver with an outstanding warrant was jailed recently after cussing out a Marion County sheriff’s deputy and then pulling down his shorts and underwear.

Fort McCoy sex offender behind bars after 16-year-old reports sexual intercourse

A Fort McCoy man was jailed recently after being accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-old girl.

Marion sheriff searching for bandit who ripped off seven Garmin GPS units

Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a thief who is accused of stealing Garmin GPS units from the Petro gas station on W. Hwy. 318.

51-year-old Ocala man jailed after victim claims he was smacked in face

An Ocala man found himself behind bars late Wednesday morning after being accused of striking another man.

Business

Kids’ Health Alliance hosting yearly Back-to-School giveaway as drive-in event

Kids' Health Alliance, a local Pediatric medical practice, is hosting their yearly Back-to-School Giveaway on August 1st, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Ocala Walmarts to begin requiring customers to wear face masks

All Ocala Wal-Marts will begin requiring customers to wear face masks in all of its stores beginning Monday, July 20.

Local ‘1 Million Cups’ networking group warns membership of potential COVID contact

The local One Million Cups chapter issued a statement to its membership on Thursday to warn of possible contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Florida home insurance premiums second highest in United States

Florida’s home insurance premiums are the second highest in the United States after Louisiana.

Subscribe for email updates

* indicates required

Headlines

Underwear-dropping Ocklawaha man jailed after cussing out Marion sheriff’s deputy

A 42-year-old Ocklawaha driver with an outstanding warrant was jailed recently after cussing out a Marion County sheriff’s deputy and then pulling down his shorts and underwear.

Fort McCoy sex offender behind bars after 16-year-old reports sexual intercourse

A Fort McCoy man was jailed recently after being accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-old girl.

Marion sheriff searching for bandit who ripped off seven Garmin GPS units

Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a thief who is accused of stealing Garmin GPS units from the Petro gas station on W. Hwy. 318.

9 more local residents die of COVID-19 as virus continues to hammer Ocala

Nine more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Ocala continues to add cases of the virus at a rapid clip.

More articles like this