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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Ocala man facing over ten charges after fleeing, crashing into fence

An Ocala man faces more than ten charges after he fled from deputies and crashed into the fence of a local residence.

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to pulled over 24-year-old William Evans, who has three active warrants, after spotting a vehicle that matched a description on July 20.

William Evans
William Evans

The deputy reported Evans failed to stop and began to flee by continuing to drive south bound. During the pursuit, an air unit responded and the vehicle was finally located. All the vehicle’s air bags appeared to have been deployed and Evans was not in the car, according to the report.

Evans was eventually located and placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle revealed methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy) in the car along with oxycodone, the report stated.

Damage to a home fence where Evans crashed the car was estimated at $750, according to the report.

Evans was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with a bond set at $5,000. He faces more than ten charges including contempt of court and drug possession.