18 June 2024
ocala high speed chase

A 40-year-old man was caught by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after he ran away from the police in Lake County. The whole thing happened when the police tried to stop a black Hyundai Elantra in Lake County, but it took off and went towards the 25800 block of SE Highway 42 in Marion County.

A sheriff’s deputy saw a car that looked like the one running away near the corner of SE 117th Avenue and SE Highway 42. The deputy turned around to follow the car. The car quickly pulled into a driveway, trying to get away from the police.

The car then turned around again at the intersection of 115th Avenue and SE Highway 42, and sped off going east really fast. The deputy turned on the patrol car’s lights and sirens to stop the car. But the driver, later identified as Emmanuel Carl Hill, Jr., kept on driving super fast, even over 100 miles per hour. The deputy was told to stop chasing the car because it was too dangerous.

The police kept track of the car, and it finally stopped at Greenwood Cemetery at 17341 SE 165th Avenue in Weirsdale. The driver, Hill, got out of the car and ran away. The police found him hiding behind a big stone in the cemetery and arrested him.

They searched the area near where they caught Hill and found some stuff: the keys to the Hyundai Elantra, a $1 bill with some white crystals that turned out to be cocaine, and four Florida Lottery tickets with a plastic bag of something green and leafy that tested positive for marijuana.

They also looked inside the Hyundai Elantra and found Hill’s wallet and some bank cards. The police were sure that Hill was the one driving the car.

Hill was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. He was later let out on bail, which means he paid some money to leave jail for a while. He’s in trouble for running from the police, having drugs like cocaine and marijuana, and driving even though his license was suspended. He’ll have to go to court, but the date hasn’t been decided yet.