Officers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida have arrested two teenagers who stole the vehicle of a pizza delivery driver.
The incident occurred on March 20 when the Honda Civic of a pizza delivery driver was stolen while they were out. Deputy Karr from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office quickly located the vehicle and attempted to make a routine traffic stop.
Unfortunately, 16-year-old Keishawn Jelks refused to pull over, prompting the officer to initiate a chase. Dashcam footage from the police vehicle shows the Civic being chased through local streets and at one stage, Jelks can be seen turning off to the right and driving down a green embankment on the side of the road.
The 16-year-old continued to drive along the embankment for several hundred feet before pulling back onto the road. As the chase continued the driver can be seen speeding through multiple intersections while the officer remained right on his tail.
Before long, the driver of the Civic pulled onto the on-ramp of I-75 Northbound and Deputy Karr used the opportunity to perform a PIT maneuver on the Honda, spinning it around and leaving it stranded in a grass ditch.
Both Jelks and his 17-year-old passenger Dontarrius Wise were detained and during a search of the vehicle, deputies found that there were two fresh pizzas in the backseat. Jelks was later arrested and charged with Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, No Valid Driver’s License, and Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer. Meanwhile, Wise was arrested and charged with Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Both were transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice to be held.