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Ocala man arrested after high-speed chase ends in Belleview

A 27-year-old Ocala man was arrested after leading a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a high-speed chase that ended in Belleview.

On Tuesday, January 11, an MCSO deputy was in the area of SE Highway 441 and SE Highway 42 in Summerfield when a black Volkswagen sedan was observed traveling north on Highway 441.

The MCSO report indicated that the deputy had prior knowledge that the owner of the vehicle, Jesse Tyler Carlson, had outstanding misdemeanor and felony warrants for his arrest in Marion County.

Ocala man arrested after leading MCSO deputy on high speed chase
Jesse Tyler Carlson

The deputy attempted a traffic stop at the 13700 block of S Highway 441. Carlson turned around in the median and began to travel south.

The deputy activated the patrol car’s lights and siren, but Carlson refused to stop.

Carlson turned west on SE 147th Place and was traveling at speeds that exceeded 100 miles per hour. When he approached S Highway 301, he drove on the grass median to pass another vehicle.

Carlson turned north onto S Highway 301, reached the intersection of Highway 301 and SE 132nd Street, and entered the southbound lanes.

Shortly after Carlson turned west onto SE 132nd Street, an MCSO deputy deployed stop sticks, and Carlson’s vehicle drove over them. This successfully limited his vehicle’s speed.

Carlson turned north, hit the curb on SE Highway 484, and continued in the direction of Belleview. His speed was reduced, and the pursuing deputy completed a successful Precision Immobilization Technique (P.I.T.) maneuver near the intersection of SE Highway 484 and SE 122nd Street.

An MCSO detective observed Carlson flee from the vehicle on foot. Carlson climbed over a security fence with barbed wire and continued fleeing on foot.

The detective boosted the deputy over the fence, and the deputy ran after Carlson.

Additional MCSO units arrived on scene, and a sergeant apprehended Carlson on SE 53rd Road after he scaled another fence with barbed wire.

Carlson stated that he was losing the pursuing deputies and that he “would have gotten away” if his tires were not popped by the stop sticks.

During a search of Carlson’s vehicle, an MCSO deputy found a white rock-like substance that field-tested positive for fentanyl.

Carlson was arrested, transported to Marion County Jail, and he was later released on bond. He is facing felony charges for fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer with lights and siren active, possession of a controlled substance, and battery.

A court date has been scheduled on Tuesday, February 15 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.